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$50,000 reward to be offered in fatal shooting at Venice post-prom party

September 23, 2010 |  9:39 am

The Homicide Report Police and city officials are expected to announce a $50,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the conviction of a gunman who fatally shot a former Venice High School student at a post-prom party.

Michael McGuire Jr., 21, was killed and an unidentified man was injured June 13 in the drive-by shooting in Venice, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victims were standing on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of 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.

When officers arrived, they found McGuire and the other victim with gunshot wounds. The men were taken by paramedics to a hospital, where McGuire later died. The shooter remains at large.

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

-- Ann M. Simmons

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