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News Release

Friday, June 30, 2000

Media Relations

Two Wounded and One Dead in Shooting

Los Angeles- On June 30, 2000, at approximately 1:55A.M., four male Asian victims were driving northbound on Western Avenue approaching 8th Street in the City of Los Angeles. A vehicle pulled along side the victim's vehicle and the suspect(s) fired numerous rounds, from an unknown type handgun into the victims' vehicle. Three of the four victims received gunshot wounds and were transported to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital. One of the victims was pronounced dead, and the other two victims were treated for their injuries and released.

The deceased is described as a 23-year-old male Asian, resident of Downey. The name of the victim will be released after notification to the victim's family. The motive for the homicide is not known.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detectives Ross Arai and Officer Ron Kim at the Asian Crime Investigation Section (ACIS), at 213-473-7333.

This Press Release was prepared by Officer Kenneth Scott, Media Relations Section.




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