Larry Howard, a 19-year-old black man, was shot several times Saturday, March 28, 2009, in the 4800 block of August Street in Crenshaw, according to authorities.
Los Angeles police said Howard was standing in a courtyard when someone approached him and began shooting. They described the assault as unprovoked.
Howard was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said they had no description of the assailant and had not recovered a weapon.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Criminal Gang Homicide Group Dets. R. Lait or A. Applegate at (213) 485-4341 or (213) 485-1383.
-- Anthony Pesce and Megan Garvey