Two Teens Shot, 1 Killed in Harbor City
April 09, 2009
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects responsible for the shooting death of 17-year-old James Franklin, and wounding another 18-year-old male.
On Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at about 7:50 p.m., the victims were walking on Marigold Avenue at 256th Street when the suspects walked towards them. The suspects suddenly began shooting. Franklin was shot multiple times in the leg and groin, the 18 year-old male was shot in the back with a semi-automatic handgun.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victims to a local hospital. Franklin died the next day from his injuries. The 18 year-old male is listed in stable condition.
Detectives have determined that the shooting appears to be gang related.
There is no suspect description at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this murder investigation is asked to contact Harbor Area Homicide Detectives J. Benavides and F. Rivas at 310-522-2036. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247) or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD. Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website: www.lapdonline.org. All tips may remain anonymous
MY BLESSING AND PRAYERS GOT OUT TO THE FAMILY. IT'S SAD TO SEE ANYONE OF OUR KIDS AS A PARENT AND A MOTHER LEAVE THIS WORLD. AND TO LEAVE IN SUCH A WAY IS JUST UNBELIVEABLE . MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND I HOPE THEY KEEP PRAYING.
Posted by: A MOTHER WHO CARES | April 12, 2009 at 10:24 PM
My prayers go to the FRANKLIN family as well as to the other youth that was shot. I personally knew James since he was in elem. school. He attended my Good News Bible Club and I know that he and his family were saved into the family of God. I Pray for the youth that choose to use a gun to solve a problem instead of working it out in a less violent and permanent way. James is gone forever and the guilt will be on those who did. this. May God deal with them and show them his love. May they repent and give their lives to the Lord before something terrible happens to them. I pray that all involved no that retaliation only brings more heartache for another family. God please bring some peace to the Harbor City residents. AMEN
Posted by: Ms. Pam | April 14, 2009 at 12:42 PM