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Monday, June 19, 2000

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One Victim Died, Two Other Victims Not Hurt

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, June 19, 2000



"One Victim Died, Two Other Victims Not Hurt"

Los Angeles - On Saturday, June 17, 2000, at approximately 11:40 pm, three victims were standing in front of the apartment complex located at 8507 South Main Street, in Los Angeles, when three unidentified suspects approached the group from behind and fired multiple gunshots at them. After the shooting, the suspects then fled the scene on foot.

One of the victims, Maximo Marias, 20 years old, sustained multiple gunshots to his upper torso and legs. Victim Marias was treated at scene by Los Angeles Fire Department Emergency Personnel. He was subsequently transported to a local hospital where his condition worsened and he died as a result of his injuries. The other two victims were not injured.

The motive for the shooting is under investigation.

77th Street Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call 77th Street Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1659 or the 77th Street Watch Commander at 213-485-2389.




For Release 9:30 am PDT
June 19, 2000



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