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News Release
Thursday, August 14, 2003
Media Relations
   
   
Two Young Men Shot; One dies in South LA

 

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at about 7:40 p.m., a 17 year-old male was driving a four-door blue Chevy Nova northbound on Western Avenue approaching Florence Avenue with two friends. Three young male Black suspects in a black car, which was traveling in the same direction, fired numerous rounds into the Nova. Both passengers in his vehicle, 17 year-old Douglas Watson and a 16 year-old male, received gunshot wounds.

Watson and the 16 year-old were taken to a local hospital. The 16 year-old was treated for a minor gunshot wound and was released, but Watson died due to his injuries on the next day.

A 53 year-old male who was also traveling northbound in his vehicle, a beige Toyota Camry, sustained a gunshot wound. He drove himself to a local hospital where he was treated for minor gunshot wound. He is listed in stable condition.

The motive is unknown.

The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident should contact the 77th Area Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, contact 24-hour toll free number at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



     
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