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News Release

Monday, July 29, 2002

Media Relations

Two Shooting Incidents in 77th Area

"Two Shooting Incidents in 77th Area"

 

Los Angeles: 77th Street Homicide detectives are investigating two shooting incidents.

On Saturday night, July 27, 2002, about 10:15 p.m., Natalia Broomfield, 18 years-old, was standing in front of 1121 West 57th Street when she was shot by an unknown suspect.

Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Unit responded and transported Natalia Broomfield to a local hospital where she is listed in critical condition.

The motive is unknown. The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.

On July 28, 2002, at approximately 2:25 a.m., Chester Finley, 42 years-old, was standing in front of 216 East 82nd Street when he was shot by an unknown suspect.

Chester Finley was transported to a local hospital for treatment, but died from his injuries.

The motive is unknown. The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.

The two shootings are not related.

Persons with information regarding these incidents should contact the 77th Street Homicide Unit at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, contact 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 Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.