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News Release

Monday, January 8, 2001

Media Relations

Gang Related Shooting Claims Life of 14 Year Old Female

"Gang Related Shooting Claims Life of 14 Year Old Female"


Los Angeles - On Sunday, January 7, 2001 at approximately 11:00 a.m., a gang related shooting occurred between two rival gangs at 97th Street and Main Street. Both groups of suspects were shooting at each other from different sides of the street.

The victim was walking westbound on 97th Street from Main Street with her mother and two year old sister when they were caught between the two gangs as they were firing at each other. The 14 year old female was struck in the upper torso and collapsed at the scene. She was pronounced dead by responding paramedics. The two year old sustained a grazing type wound and is listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

All suspects involved in the shooting fled the location on foot.

Southeast Area Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation and are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects involved in this incident. The detectives can be reached at 323-789-1493 or 213-485-6929.

Information for this press release was provided by Detective III Salvatore LaBarbera of Southeast Area Homicide Detectives.

This press release was prepared by Officer Don Cox, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.