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News Release

Monday, October 9, 2000

Media Relations

Gang Related Shooting Leaves One Dead

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Sunday, October 8, 2000



"Gang Related Shooting Leaves One Dead"

Los Angeles - On October 8, 2000, at approximately 6:30 a.m., a male Hispanic, 22 years of age, was standing on the corner of Figueroa Street and Amabel Street, using a public telephone, when an unknown suspect approached and shot him.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

The motive appears to be gang related. The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.

The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Northeast Area Homicide Detectives David Torres and Richard Ortiz are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Northeast Homicide Unit, at 213-847-4261.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Trevion Stokes, Media Relations Section.




For Release 2:00 pm PDT
October 9, 2000



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