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Family members are asking for the public’s help in finding the person who shot and killed a 14-year-old boy in South Los Angeles over the weekend. Suraya reports from the candle light vigil held for Elawnza Peebles who was shot and killed Saturday while walking home near West 46th Street and South Kansas Avenue around 9:40 p.m. Suraya Fadel Reporting.
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Authorities Thursday were investigating the death of an elderly man who was fatally shot at his upscale San Fernando Valley home. Neighbors report the victim was Harvey Cohen, an 80-year-old investment banker. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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A shooting early Friday was the latest in a string of crimes that has led the LAPD to evaluate whether a San Fernando Valley strip club should shut its doors. Police say the strip club, along with a nearby medical marijuana dispensary and liquor store, attract crime to the area. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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A man allegedly snatched a 6-year-old girl from her bed in the middle of the night and attempted to sexually assault her earlier this week. The incident happened early Monday at an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Reseda Boulevard near Miranda Street. Suraya Fadel reporting.

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Los Angeles police are searching for a suspect who allegedly left a dog for dead in an alley last month in North Hollywood. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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A man tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl and force her into the trunk of his car in the Wilmington area on Wednesday. The suspect tried to throw the girl into his truck in the 1100 block of Marine Avenue. Suraya Fadel reports from the scene.

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A father is desperate to find his 18-year-old daughter who went missing early Monday morning. Dr. Ardeshir Karimi told KCAL9 that he last saw his daughter, Caroline, around 7 a.m. at their residence in the 2900 block of Queensbury Dr. in Cheviot Hills. He said she was headed to work as a San Gabriel Valley Medical Center volunteer, but never showed up. Caroline’s last known stop was two miles away from her home at the Vons at the Cheviot Hills Shopping Center. Security cameras showed her walking in, grabbing food, going back to her car and then driving away. Suraya Fadel Reporting

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A 34-year-old man is recovering Monday from several injuries he said he sustained from a violent encounter with Los Angeles Police Department officers late last week. Suraya interviews the alleged victim Brian Cisneros. Suraya Fadel Reporting 

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Police across Southern California are beefing up patrols following Wednesday night’s crime spree in Hollywood. Approximately 40 people had gathered in the area near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue around 9 p.m., knocking people down and taking their cell phones. Merchandise and cash registers were stolen from local businesses and windows broken throughout the neighborhood.

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Angelenos rallied for justice Tuesday night in the  wake of the weekend acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of  Florida teen Trayvon Martin. KCAL9’s Suraya Fadel reports.

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