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Monday, October 23, 2000

Media Relations

Gang Related Shooting Leaves 15 Year-Old Dead

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, October 23, 2000



"Gang Related Shooting Leaves 15 Year Old Dead"

Pacoima - On Sunday, October 22, 2000, at 4:45 p.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a Shots Fired radio call in the 12500 block of Filmore Street. The preliminary investigation indicated that the victim, a 15 year old male Hispanic, a resident of Pacoima, was shot during an argument with rival gang members. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

The person(s) responsible have not been identified at this time. The murder is gang related, but no motive has been established.

Foothill Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation and can be contacted at 818-834-3115 or 3102 and during off hours at 818-756-8861.

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




For Release 12:10 pm PDT
October 23, 2000



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