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News Release

Thursday, July 13, 2000

Media Relations

Homicide Detectives Seeking Witnesses to a Murder

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Southwest Division patrol officers responded to an "Ambulance Shooting" call in the 2800 block of South Cloverdale Street. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a 24-year-old male Black was attending to his vehicle. The suspect walked up and without warning proceeded to shoot the victim multiple times in the torso. The suspect walked away from the scene northbound on Cloverdale Street. The victim was transported by LAFD Rescue Ambulance to a local hospital where he succumbed to gunshot wounds.

The motive for this shooting appears to be gang related. The victim's identity is not available for release pending notification of next of kin

The Los Angeles Police Department, Southwest Division Homicide Detectives Pete Razanskas and Rick Gordon are seeking the assistance of the community and asking any witnesses who saw what occurred to call them at 213-485-2417.

Prepared by Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.




For Release 3:00 pm PDT
July 13, 2000



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