Los Angeles officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man near an after-prom party in Venice in June.

Los Angeles Police Department Pacific division officials and a representative of City Councilman Bill Rosendahl held a news conference at the police station in Del Rey Sept. 23 to announce the reward in connection with the murder of Michael McGuire. The suspects remain at large.

McGuire and a group of friends had attempted to attend an invitation-only after-prom party in the 2400 block of Louella Street in Venice June 13, but they were turned away. Shortly before 2 a.m., McGuire and an 18-year-old friend were heading back toward their vehicle and were standing on the sidewalk when at least two suspects pulled up in a dark-colored SUV, police said.

The suspects allegedly fired several shots, striking both victims, and then immediately drove away from the scene, police said.

McGuire, who was shot in the head, died the following day at a local hospital. The 18-year-old was treated for a graze wound and released.

Michael McGuire, Sr., father of the slain 21-year-old, has said his son had a passion for sports and enjoyed surfing and never had any connection with gangs.

Police said there were a number of people on the street at the time of the shooting and they believe there could be many witnesses who may have some information.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact LAPD Pacific homicide detectives at (310) 482-6370, or (877) 527-3247 during non-business hours and on weekends.

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