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News Release

Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Media Relations

19 Year-Old Shooting Victim in Critical Condition

 

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at about 10:30 a.m., Devonshire Area patrol officers responded to a citizen flag down regarding shots fired and an unconscious man in the 19000 block of Parthenia Street in Northridge. When the officers arrived, they observed the victim seated inside of a vehicle with gunshot wounds.

Preliminary investigation revealed that unknown suspects approached the victim and fired multiple rounds, striking him in the upper torso. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported the victim to Northridge Hospital. The victim is currently being treated for gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition.

Devonshire Homicide detectives assumed investigative responsibility for the case. The victim has been identified as 19 year-old Norberto Lopez of Northridge. The motive is unknown and no suspects in custody at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the assigned investigators at 818-756-8291. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives 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.

UPDATE:

On Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at approximately 1:30 p.m., hospital personnel pronounced the victim dead due to his injuries.