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Hyde Park: Brandon Jamal Perry, 17

August 28, 2009 |  5:43 pm
The location of Brandon Jamal Perry's shooting. Click for demographic information about this area. Brandon Jamal Perry, a 17-year-old black youth, was shot in the 6400 block of South 7th Avenue in Hyde Park and died on Saturday, Aug. 22, according to an LAPD news release.

Perry, of Los Angeles, was standing with a group of people on the street in front of a residence, police said. About 11:45 p.m., someone got out of a car at the corner of South 7th Avenue and 64th Street and opened fire on the group, police said.

Four people were injured in the shooting; Perry and two others were taken to the hospital, while the fourth was treated at the scene. The two other people treated at the hospital are expected to survive, police said.

Perry was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police said they have no suspect or motive in the killing.

Anyone with information about this killing is asked to call LAPD 77th Division Dets. C. Braudrick and Bill Ritch at 213-485-1383.

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Comments (8)

I am an English man living and working in Northern Ireland with my Irish Catholic wife. I logged onto this site to read about the Jeycee story,then I spotted the homoside section and was curious,I read about this young man losing his life and relised that bad things happen to everyday people all the time! it is so tragic and pointless!! overhere in N.I. a family man was kicked to death in the street recently in Coleraine because of his religion!! why cant people see the impact and effect their actions have on others? It is so easy to pull a trigger, but how easy is it to live with yourself afterwards? My thoughts are with Jamal`s family and friends at this very difficult time.

Well said Ian!

My prayers goes out the the family. May god be with you during this time of greif.

Ian, the homocide is in San Francisco

Sam, this homicide was in Los Angeles.

Sam is talking about the jaycee that Ian said he was looking up, that took place in san francisco. My thoughts and prayers go out o the family of the victim.

I went to school with Brandon at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies and it's ao horrible that this would happen right after he graduated. I will miss him so much and my prayers are with the family and friends..

R.I.P. Brandon

Brandon , ima miss you ! i still cant believe i lost my bby brother over some dumb stuff like this , & the crazy part is that i was posed to be in the crowd if people. i Love you BJP ! there will never be another like you


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