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News Release

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Media Relations

17 Year-Old Shot Accidentally


Los Angeles: On Thursday, January 6, 2004, at about 5:05 p.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 13800 block of Paxton Street in Pacoima.

Upon arrival the officers discovered a shooting victim being treated by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is in critical condition.

The investigation revealed the victim, a 17 year-old Hispanic male, a resident at the shooting location, was accidentally shot by a 13 year-old female relative, also a resident at the location. The weapon is in custody. The girl responsible for the shooting was questioned and released to her parents.

For further information contact Foothill Detective Division, at 818-834-3115. 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 release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.