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News Release
Monday, November 6, 2006
Media Relations
   
   
Korean Man Shot to Death


Los Angeles: Rampart Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of a Korean man on Sunday afternoon.

On November 5, 2006, at about 2:20 P.M., Rampart patrol officers responded to an ambulance shooting on the 600 block of South Kenmore Avenue. Upon arrival officers observed the victim, Jang Ho Jong, 24, a male Korean, down on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to his head. Los Angels Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Jong to USC Medical Center where he was admitted and listed in critical condition.

On November 6, at about 2:20 A.M., Jong died from his injuries.

The investigation revealed, that Jong was in a parking lot standing next to his car, when a confrontation occurred with an unknown suspect. The suspect shot Jong, striking him twice in the head. The shooter and a second suspected entered their vehicle that was also in the parking lot. The suspect's vehicle was seen driving northbound on Kenmore Avenue, then eastbound on 6th Street.

The suspect's vehicle was a gold or tan mid-size 4 door. The driver was described as a possible male Asian. There was no description of the shooter (passenger).

The motive for the shooting is unknown, and the suspects are still outstanding. Anyone with information is asked to contact Rampart Homicide Detectives Silva or Velasco at 213-207-2060, during normal business hours. On Weekend or after hours contact the toll free number at the Detective Information desk at 1-877-LAWFULL. (1-877-529-3855).

     
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