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News Release

Thursday, June 5, 2003

Media Relations

15 Year-Old Boy Gunned Down and Killed

 

Los Angeles: Southwest Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 15 year-old male Black.

On Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 9:40 p.m., a 15 year-old boy was standing with a group in front of an apartment building located in the 4000 block of South Vermont Avenue. Two suspects walked up to the group and said, "Where you from?" The gunman, a male Black, 18-20 years of age, pointed a handgun and fired several times, striking the victims. Both suspects ran away from the location.

The second suspect is described as a male Black 18-20 years of age. Both suspects are affiliated with a local gang.

The 15 year-old victim died at the scene. Additional victims who were shot were taken to a local hospital by Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel and treated for their injuries.

The motive for the shooting and the suspect’s identities is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Southwest Homicide Detectives at 213-485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-529-3855, 1-877-LAWFULL.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.