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News Release

Monday, October 28, 2002

Media Relations

Shooting Leaves Two Wounded; Nine Year Old Girl Stable

"Shooting Leaves Two Wounded; Nine Year Old Girl Stable"


Los Angeles: On Sunday, October 27, 2002, at approximately 9:20 p.m., Pacific Area officers responded to a radio call of shots fired in the area of California Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.

Upon arrival, the officers found the victim, 26 year-old Joey Salazar, down in the street with several gunshot wounds. Salazar had been shot after exiting a vehicle. A nine year- old female, who was a passenger in the vehicle, also sustained a single gunshot wound. Both were transported to a local area hospital where they are recovering.

The preliminary investigation revealed the suspects, only described as male Hispanics, were driving a small silver colored subcompact vehicle, at the time of the shooting.

The investigation is on going and being conducted by the Pacific Area Gang Detail. Anyone with information is asked to call 310-840-2159. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL. 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.