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News Release

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Media Relations

2 Unrelated Shootings in South Los Angeles

Los Angeles: On Sunday, April 15, 2007 two residents of Los Angeles, die within hours of each other in two unrelated shootings.

The first shooting occurred just before 1:00 A.M., in the 5800 block of Crenshaw Boulevard. Marquise Alexander, 22, was standing in the Shell’s Gas Station parking lot with a group of friends when an unknown suspect fired a gunshot into the group, hitting Marquise in the head. Marquise was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The second shooting occurred a short time after 4:00 A.M., in the 2300 block of West 54th Street. Mark Webster, 22, and a friend were standing in front of location when an unknown suspect(s) in a dark vehicle, fired multiple gunshots striking Mark. Mark was transported to local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

In both shootings the motive is unknown and the suspect(s) and weapon(s) are outstanding.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Bureau Homicide detectives Joe Chavez, Mathew Gares, Ted Hammond, Tracy McClananhan or Vivian Martin at 213-485-1385. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).