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News Release

Friday, March 7, 2003

Media Relations

Car to Car Shooting Leaves One Dead


Los Angeles: Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting death of Luis Enrique Garcia, a male Hispanic, 27 years of age and the attempted murder of his three of companions.

On March 1, 2003, at 8:10 p.m., Garcia and three of his companions were driving westbound on Huntington Drive, as they turned southbound on Eastern Avenue, unknown suspects approached in a dark colored vehicle. The right front passenger of the suspect’s vehicle fired two rounds at the victim’s vehicle. Subsequently, Garcia was struck by the gunfire. Garcia’s companions transported him to USC Medical Center where he was listed in critical, but stable condition.

On March 4, 2003 at 2:35 p.m., Garcia succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

There is no additional suspect information at this time. The shooting appears to be gang-related.

Anyone with information should contact Hollenbeck Detectives Herman or Ricard at 323-526-3142. On weekends and during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.