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News Release

Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Media Relations

20-Year-Old Shot To Death in 77th Street Area

"20-Year-Old Shot to Death in 77th Street Area"

 

Los Angeles: On Monday, July 16, 2001 at approximately 9:50 P.M., victims Jhana Wilson, a female Black, 20-years-old, and Trent Ross, a male, Black 31-years-old, were standing in front of 5423 2nd Avenue. A vehicle described only as a small dark compact, pulled up with two male Black suspects. For no apparent reason, one of the suspects began shooting at the victims with an unknown type handgun. The suspects then fled southbound 2nd Avenue.

Both of the victims sustained gunshot wounds to their upper torsos. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported both victims to a local hospital. Jhana Wilson failed to respond to medical treatment and died from her injuries. Trent Ross remains in critical condition.

The motive for this incident is unknown.

The suspect and the weapons remain outstanding.

77th Street Homicide Detectives are handling the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Detectives Chuck Tizano and Karen Jones at 213-485-1385, or the 77th Street Watch Commander at 213-485-2389.

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