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Monday, May 22, 2000

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Gang Dispute at party Turns Violent; One Dead

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Sunday, May 21, 2000



"Gang dispute at Party Turns Violent; One Dead"

Los Angeles - On Sunday, May 21, 2000, at 12:29 a.m., Victim Joel Neri, a 20 year old, male Hispanic, attended a party on the 13800 Block of Hubbard Street in Sylmar. A dispute between two rival gangs attending the party erupted into a shooting. Victim Neri was struck by the gunfire, and was subsequently pronounced dead by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics.

A motive for the shooting is unknown. Foothill Area Homicide Detectives are conducting an investigation into the crime, and are interviewing individuals who attended the party.

Anyone with information relating to this crime is asked to call 818-834-3115 or 818-834-3102, and after business hours, at 818-756-8861.




For Release 11:00 am PDT
May 22, 2000



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