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LA craigslist killing snaps city’s streak of days without a murder

Father Killed in Front of His Son While Responding to Craigslist Ad:

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Rene Balbuena and his 15-year-old son were sitting in his car on the streets of Los Angeles waiting for a craigslist seller who was going to sell them a cellphone. Instead two men came up to the car and started shooting killing Balbuena and grazing his son. As of this posting the suspects were still at large.

This murder snapped a 10 day streak of 10 murder free days in Los Angeles.

I’ll post more details as they come available and since this happened in a media-centric city like L.A. maybe this will shed some much-needed light on the inherent dangers of doing business on craigslist.

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