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News Release

Monday, March 3, 2003

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting


Los Angeles: On Sunday, March 2, 2003 at approximately 9:00 p.m., two victims were walking in an alley next to a residence located on the 200 block of West 9th Street. One of the victims heard what sounded like a handgun being chambered. Both victims took off running. The suspect(s) then fired numerous rounds striking both victims. The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported both victims to a local hospital. Victim-1 died as a result of his wounds. Victim-2 was admitted to the hospital with a single gunshot wound to the leg.

Victim -1 has been identified as Alejandro Pinzon, an 18 year-old male Hispanic.

Victim-2 is a 14 year-old male Hispanic.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Harbor Homicide Detectives at 310-548-2835. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3588.

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