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News Release

Sunday, January 19, 2003

Media Relations

Gunshots Fired from Vehicle Wounds Three, Kills One

 

Los Angeles: On Friday, January 17, 2003 at approximately 8:55 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Area Patrol Officers responded to an "ADW Ambulance Enroute, Shots Fired" radio call located in the 1900 block of south 3rd Avenue.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered that a shooting had occurred and four victims were hit by the gunfire.

One victim, 26 year-old Antwan Lamar Newton, was critically wounded and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:28 p.m. Three other unidentified gunshot victims were transported to a local medical facility where they were expected to survive from their wounds.

The police investigation revealed that a vehicle driven by unidentified suspects was traveling southbound on 3rd Street, when unknown caliber gunfire erupted and hit all four victims.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Los Angeles Police Department, Wilshire Area Homicide at 213-473-0444. On weekends and during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.