Fatally Wounded Boy Dropped Off At Local Fire Station

On Thursday July 7, Melvin Childs of Gardena, a 16 year old boy, was fatally shot. He was still alive when two men in their 20's dumped him at 9:45 pm at the #26 fire station on 2009 S. Western just north of the 10 freeway. He died of a single gun shot wound after arriving at the hospital. Anyone with information about the two men who left without identifying themselves are ask to call Detective Herman Frettlohr at (213) 382-9470 or the department's 24-hour tip line at (877) LAPD-247


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