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News Release

Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Media Relations

One Dead Five Injured in Drive-By Shooting

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, December 18, 2000



"One Dead Five Injured in Drive-By Shooting"

Los Angeles: On Sunday morning, December 17, 2000 at approximately 1:50 a.m., the victim, Terrel Riley, 24 years old was standing on the sidewalk with several individuals in front of the Beehive Nightclub located at 6209 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Unknown suspect(s) drove by in a black Chevrolet Camaro, 2-door. The suspect(s) armed with an assault rifle fired into the crowd of individuals that were standing along side of Riley. Riley and five others sustained gunshot wounds. All six victims were transported by Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Units to local hospitals. The suspect(s) drove away at a high rate of speed eastbound 62nd Street from Vermont Avenue.

On Monday afternoon, December 18, 2000, Riley succumbed to his injuries. Two other victims remain in critical condition and three were treated and released.

The motive appears to be gang-related.

The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.

77th Street Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to contact Detectives Armando Bernal or Richard Jackson at 213-485-1383 or call the Watch Commander at 213-485-2389.

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




For Release 5:00 pm PST
December 19, 2000