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Saturday, September 30, 2000

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Apparent Gang Related Shooting Leaves One Dead

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, October 2, 2000



"Apparent Gang Related Shooting Leaves One Dead"

Los Angeles: On September 30, 2000, at approximately 1:20 am, a 30 year old male was walking eastbound on Gage Avenue from Western Avenue on the north side of the street. He had just left a night club at 6222 South Western Avenue.

Suspects yet to be identified approached the victim from the rear and shot the victim in the stomach. The victim was transported to a local hospital by Rescue Ambulance where he failed to respond to treatment and died as a result of the gunshot wound.

The suspects and weapon are still being sought and the motive appears to be gang related. The victim has been identified as Antonio Louis Rawls, a resident of Los Angeles.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 77th Street Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1383 or the Watch Commander at 213-485-2389.

This press release was prepared by Detective Rodolfo Lemos, 77th Street Homicide Detectives.




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
September 30, 2000