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News Release

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

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Shooting Results in Woman's Death

Los Angeles: A 19-year-old female was shot and killed while standing in front of her residence near 147th Street and Vermont Avenue.

On September 25, 2006, at about 9:00 PM, Beatrice Jimenez, was standing outside of her house, talking with her boyfriend. Three male Hispanic suspects, in a small, white compact vehicle, pulled up to the curb and parked near 147th Street and the Vermont Ave service road. A least two of the suspects got out of the vehicle and began shooting at the victim and her boyfriend. The unidentified suspects got back in their car and fled southbound on Vermont Avenue.

Jimenez who was struck by gunfire, was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. Her boyfriend was not injured. A male Asian who was standing in front of 736 West 147th Street sustained a gunshot wound to the leg.

Neither the victim nor her boyfriend are gang affiliated. No motive for the shooting has been established at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Meyers at 213-972-7856. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.