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News Release

Monday, March 24, 2003

Media Relations

Multi-Three Shooting Leaves One Dead; Two Injured

 

Los Angeles: Foothill Homicide Detectives are investigating a shooting incident that left 18 year-old Victor Palacios dead and two others wounded.

On March 23, 2003, at approximately 2:09 a.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to an "Ambulance ADW Shots Fired" radio call in the 12800 block of Filmore Street. Upon arrival, the officers discovered two male Hispanics being treated by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics.

The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect(s) walked up to the area of Borden Avenue and Filmore Street and fired into a group of people gathered in front of the location, striking the victims. Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Victor Palacios dead at scene. They transported the other male victim to a local hospital. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the third shooting victim had been transported to a local hospital by a third party.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Foothill Homicide Detectives at 818-834-3115. On weekends and during off-hours, please 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 Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations, 213-485-3586.