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News Release

Tuesday, March 13, 2001

Media Relations

One Juvenile Killed and One Man In Critical Condition

"One Juvenile Killed and Another Man In Critical Condition"


Los Angeles - On Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at approximately 12:00 am, two male Hispanics age 17 and 21 were standing at the Imperial Courts Housing Development located at 115th Street and Mona Avenue when the suspect approached them. The suspect walked up to the victims and shot numerous times, striking them both. The 17-year old victim collapsed at the scene and was later pronounced dead by responding Los Angeles City Paramedics. The other victim was transported to a local city hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

The motive in this case had not been determined.

Homicide Detectives from Southeast Area Operations Support Division are conducting the investigation. Any one with information is encouraged to contact Detectives D. Nickerson and L. Chao at 213-485-6902.

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