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News Release

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Media Relations

Gang Related Shooting near Harbor Gateway

Los Angeles: On January 20, 2007, at about 2:00 A.M., a possible gang related shooting occurred in the 22500 block of Harvard Boulevard just south of the Harbor Gateway area.

The victim, a 34 year-old, male Black, with his fiancee and daughter were in the area celebrating of the daughter's birthday. The victim observed a male Hispanic in his 20's approaching the rear of his vehicle. The victim stepped out of the vehicle to ask the suspect to leave them alone.

Suddenly, without provocation, and without any statement, the suspect shot at the victim in the upper torso. The victim and his family fled the location in their vehicle and drove to a nearby hospital for medical attention. The victim is stable and listed in good condition.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Harbor Area Gang Impact Team at 310-522-2040. After hours, please contact the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.