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Thursday, April 27, 2000

Media Relations

Stray Bullet Strikes Innocent Victim

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Thursday, April 27, 2000



"Stray Bullet Strikes Innocent Victim"

Los Angeles - On Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at approximately 10:30 PM, a 42 year-old female Black was seated on a bench located on the southwest corner of 1st Street and Anderson Street when she was struck by gunfire. Hollenbeck Detectives have learned during the investigation that two rival gangs were shooting at each other in the area and a stray bullet struck the victim during the gun battle. The victim was not the intended target nor was she involved in the dispute between the rival gangs.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. On April 27, 2000 at 3:50 AM, the victim died due to her injuries.

The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hollenbeck Detectives C. Markel or R. Amador at 323-526-3002. For further information, please contact the Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.




For Release 3:00 pm PST
April 27, 2000