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News Release
Monday, November 18, 2002
Media Relations
   
   
Pedestrian Shot and Killed While Standing Outside Residential Area

 

"Pedestrian Shot and Killed While Standing Outside Residential Area"

Los Angeles: On November 17, 2002, at 2:20 A.M., victim Juan Valenzuela, a 28 year old male Hispanic, was shot and killed in the 5000 block of South Compton Avenue. As the victim was standing outside in a residential area with a group of pedestrians, two male Hispanic suspects, driving a gray 2-door vehicle, shot the victim. The victim was transported to USCMC Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspects have been described as male Hispanics, 20-30 years of age. There is no further description on the suspects or the suspects’ vehicle at this time. The shooting appears to be gang-related.

Newton Area Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call 213-485-5277. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the toll free information number at Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section.



     
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