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Reward offered in Venice post-prom party killing

July 14, 2010 |  2:27 pm

Michael_mcguire Authorities on Wednesday announced a $50,000 reward in the case of a young man who was fatally shot during an after-prom party in Venice.

Michael McGuire, a former Venice High student, was killed and another unidentified man was hurt in the drive-by shooting early on the morning of June 13.

The victims were standing on the sidewalk on Louella Avenue just south of Venice Boulevard around 2 a.m. when a dark-colored sport utility vehicle approached and a gunman opened fire, authorities said.

Los Angeles Police Department detectives have said they have no leads and no motive. 

Last month, the victim's father spoke out.

"If you have any type of information, please get ahold of the detectives here,'' Michael McGuire Sr. said, according to City News Service, which attended the news conference. "I just ... my son didn't deserve to go out like this.''

Anyone with information can call the LAPD at (310) 482-6370 or (877) LAPD-24-7.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Michael McGuire Jr., Credit: Family photo