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News Release

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Media Relations

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San Pedro: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 17-year-old Kayla Yolanda Huerta.

On June 18, 2018, at 2:25 a.m., Kayla Yolanda Huerta was inside of a vehicle when an unknown person shot Ms. Huerta, fatally wounding her. The vehicle that Ms. Huerta was in, rolled forward and came to rest against a block wall in the 700 block of West Sepulveda Street in the city of San Pedro.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to render aid; however, Ms. Huerta did not respond and was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives have no leads on a vehicle description or suspect(s) and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Sergeant Oliva and Detective Coffee, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7886 or (310)726-7887. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.