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News Release

Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Media Relations

21 Year-Old Man Shot at Hollenbeck Area Recreation Center

"21 Year-Old Man Shot At Hollenbeck Area Recreation Center"


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at approximately 7:50 p.m., 21 year-old Los Angeles resident Cesar Gomez was standing outside of the east entrance to the gym at the Aliso Pico Recreation Center, located in the 300 block of South Clarence Street in the City of Los Angeles.

Unknown suspects approached Gomez on foot and engaged him in a brief conversation. Moments later, the suspects shot Gomez multiple times. The suspects then fled the location in an unknown direction.

Los Angeles Fire Rescue Ambulance responded to the scene and paramedics provided the victim with emergency medical treatment. The victim was transported to USC Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

The public’s assistance is requested in solving this murder. If anyone has information concerning this incident please contact Hollenbeck Area Homicide Detectives Herman or Austin at 323-526-3112 during normal business hours, or the Hollenbeck Area watch commander at 213-485-2942.

On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number of the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

Public Information Officer Jack Richter prepared this press release, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.