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News Release

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Media Relations

Gang Shooting Claims 21 year-old

 

Los Angeles: On Friday, February 11, 2005, at about 10:20 p.m., a gang related shooting claimed the life of 21 year-old Jessie Garcia.

Hollenbeck Officers responded to a "Screaming Woman" radio call, at Huntington Drive and Portola Avenue ." The officers found a female Hispanic in a dark colored Ford Explorer stopped at the intersection. The victim, Jessie Garcia, was in the back seat suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The female driver told the officers that she found the victim on the sidewalk and was taking him to the hospital. Officers called for an ambulance and a Los Angeles City Fire Rescue Ambulance responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Ricard or Preciado at 323-526-3000. On weekends and during off hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news advisory was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.



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