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News Release

Monday, March 8, 2004

Media Relations

Gang Related Shooting Death Investigation


Los Angeles: Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are investigating the gang related shooting death of a Hispanic man, approximately 20 years of age.

On Sunday, March 7, 2004, at about 11:20 p.m., the victim was driving his vehicle on Valley Boulevard near Marianna Avenue when unknown suspects in a black Ford Mustang pulled up alongside his car and fired several rounds from an unknown type handgun. The suspects then drove off in an unknown direction. The victim continued to drive his vehicle to the 5000 block of Cavanaugh Road where he collapsed behind the steering wheel. The victim was shot once in the abdomen.

Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance responded to the crime scene and took the victim to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center where he died on March 8, 2004.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Peterson or Smith, at 323-526-3091. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.