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Monday, October 9, 2000

Media Relations

20 Year Old Dies in Possible Asian Gang Shooting

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



"20 Year Old Dies In Possible Asian Gang Shooting"

Hollywood - On October 8, 2000, at approximately 3:38 am, a 20 year old male Vietnamese was shot in front of the Signature Club which is located at 1325 North Vine Street. The victim had just walked out of the club and was being picked up by his brother and a friend. Several male Asian suspects fired at the victim who possibly returned fire. The victim was struck and fell to the ground. He was placed in his friends vehicle and transported to Garfield Hospital in Monterey Park. The victim died as a result of his wounds. The suspects fled southbound on foot and are still being sought. Two weapons were recovered at the crime scene.

The victim has been identified as Thanh Tran, a resident of Baldwin Park.

The investigation is being conducted by the Asian Crime Investigation Section and can be reached at 213-473-7333.

This press release was prepared by Officer Don Cox, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.




For Release 12:00 pm PDT
October 9, 2000