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News Release

Sunday, May 28, 2000

Media Relations

Drive by Shooting Injuries

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Sunday, May 28, 2000



"Drive-By Shooting Injures One Female
and One Male in South Central L.A."

Los Angeles - On Sunday, May 28, 2000, at approximately 12:05 a.m., Victim-1 Teresa Young, 22 years old, and Victim-2 Travis Williams, 20 years old were standing on the sidewalk in front of 5315 South Van Ness Avenue. Unknown suspect(s) drove up to the victims' location in a possible newer model Dodge Neon, 2-door, blue in color. The suspect (driver) from the driver's side of the vehicle fired several rounds from an unknown type semi-automatic weapon, striking both Victim Young and Victim Williams. Young sustained a gunshot wound to the head and Williams sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. The suspects vehicle fled northbound Van Ness Avenue toward 52nd Street. The motive is unknown at this time and the suspect and weapon remain outstanding.

LAFD Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Victim Young and Victim Williams to a local hospital. Young is listed in critical condition and Williams is listed in stable condition.

This investigation is being conducted by LAPD 77th Street Homicide Detectives. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call 77th Street Homicide Detectives George Diaz or Blair McCormack at (213) 485-1383. If additional information is requested for this incident, please call Media Relations Section at (213) 485-3586.

This press release was prepared by Officer Marlo Lopez del Haro.




For Release 2:00 pm PDT
May 28, 2000