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Police seek help in Koreatown shooting

April 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles Police Department Olympic detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying two men suspected of shooting two people during a robbery on April 4, 2010, in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles.The robbery happened around 3 a.m. near a car wash on Pico Boulevard and Westmoreland Avenue. According to investigators, two men parked their bicycles near a catering truck. While they purchased food, two males walked up and each grabbed a bicycle.

The owners of the bikes tried to stop the suspects from taking their bikes. During the struggle, one suspect pulled out a handgun and shot one victim twice. Then the same suspect fired a shot at the other victim. Afterward, the pair rode off on the victims' bicycles.

Paramedics rushed both victims to a local hospital. One of the victims was listed in critical condition and the other was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Both suspects are described as Hispanic between 17 to 19 years of age. The first suspect stood between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

The second suspect is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue or black baseball cap, blue sweater with white long-sleeves with the letters 'LA' on the chest and blue jeans.