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News Release

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Media Relations

Shooting Leaves 19 year-old Dead


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at about 10:45 p.m., Devonshire Area officers and Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the 9600 block of Natick Avenue to investigate the report of shots fired. Upon arrival the paramedics tended to a 19-year –old, male Asian suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a dark colored vehicle possibly a Toyota Camry, followed the victims vehicle from a friends house. The suspects described as three to four male Asians fired several rounds at the victims’ vehicle as it was traveling. The motive for the shooting is unknown.

The victims’ identity is being withheld pending notification to his family.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Devonshire Homicide Detectives at 818-756-8291. On weekend and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Sandra Escalante, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.