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News Release
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Media Relations
   
   
Shooting Claims Life of Los Angeles Man

Los Angeles: A man walking in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles Monday evening was shot and killed by an unknown assailant(s).

On May 28, 2007, around 6:15 p.m., Mario Martinez, 18, of Los Angeles, was walking with his brother near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Western Avenue. Several shots were heard and both victims fell to the ground. Martinez and his brother sustained multiple gunshot wounds and were rushed by paramedics to California Hospital. Martinez died at the hospital; his brother was admitted in critical condition.

No description of the suspect was available. A vehicle seen driving from the area was described as black, possibly a Lincoln.

No motive for the crime is known.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilshire Homicide Detective Holguin or Urena at 213-473-0446, during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, phone the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).



     
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