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News Release

Monday, October 27, 2003

Media Relations

Detectives seek leads on Fatal Shooting

 

Los Angeles: On Sunday, October 26, 2003 at about 1:30 a.m., Foothill officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the 9800 block of San Fernando Road. When the officers arrived they discovered two male Hispanic victims being treated by Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics. The driver, an 18 year-old, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital were he is listed in critical condition. The passenger, who has not been positively identified, also sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died at the hospital from his wounds.

The officers investigation revealed that the victims had been driving westbound from Glenoaks Boulevard. When they realized they were being followed by a white, large model pick-up or van. The unidentified suspect(s) of the vehicle began firing several shots into the victim’s vehicle, striking them multiple times. The victims lost control of their vehicle and came to stop in the 9800 block of San Fernando Road.

The motive and the suspect(s) identity are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Foothill Homicide Detectives at 818-834-3115. On weekends and during off-hours, please contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL,1-877-529-3855.

This news press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Lucy Diaz, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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