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Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Car to Car Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 2 Injured NR18209ml

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's South Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the death of 22-year-old Laroyice McFarland and 20-year-old Harrison Kristol.

On Monday, August 6, 2018, around 8:28 p.m., LAPD Southwest Area officers were in area of 5000 block of West Rodeo Road, Rancho Cienega Sports Center Park, when they heard two to three gunshots.
The officers then heard additional gunshots and observed a car to car shooting involving a dark color Kia and a gray color Honda Accord.

The Honda lost control in the 4000 block of Rodeo Road and veered into the west bound traffic lanes into the path of a pedestrian, Laroyice McFarland, a male Black, 22 years old causing his death before colliding head on into a parked Lexus RX 350, facing west bound at the north curb.
McFarland was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the gray Honda Accord, Harrison Kristol, a male White, 20 years old sustained a gunshot wound to the back of his head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The front passenger in the gray Honda Accord was a female Black, 18 years old, sustained minor injuries during the collision and was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment and released.
Officers went in pursuit of the suspect, the vehicle is described as a dark gray Kia Sedan continued east bound Rodeo Road to north bound Farmdale Avenue. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle struck a male cyclist east bound in the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Farmdale Avenue. The cyclist was treated for several cracked ribs and a puncture lung. He is expected to survive his injuries.

The pursuing officers then lost sight of the suspect vehicle around Vineyard Avenue and Farmdale Avenue.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call South Bureau Homicide Detectives, at 323-786-5100. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, 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.

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