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News Release

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Media Relations

Couple Shot in the Highland Park

 

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, February 23, 2005, around 6:05 p.m., a car pulled alongside a 19-year-old woman and her 18-year-old male companion, who were walking in the 6200 block of Merdian Street in Highland Park. One of the car's occupants asked, "Where're you from?" then fired several shots at the couple.

The man and woman were struck by bullets. The woman later died, but the man is expected to survive his wounds. Both were taken to a local hospital.

No description of the suspects' car was given, but both occupants were described as Hispanic men.

Detectives believe there were witnesses to this crime who have information that could help solve it, and they are encouraging anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is requested to contact Northeast Homicide Detectives, at 213-847-4261. On weekends or during off-hours, call the toll-free, 24-hour number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section, which can be reached at 213-485-3586.