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News Release

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Media Relations

Double Homicide Investigation

Los Angeles: Harbor Homicide detectives are investigating a double homicide that occurred on November 18, 2002, at approximately 2:30 p.m., in the 1300 block of 13th Street in San Pedro. Harbor Area patrol officers responded to the location for a shooting call. Upon arrival, the officers discovered one victim down on the sidewalk and another victim down in the alley. Both victims had been shot.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported the victims to Harbor UCLA Medical Center where they were pronounced dead.

The motive for the shooting is unknown. The suspects were described as three male Hispanics. The suspect fled the location in a possible late model SUV, burgundy in color.

The victims are both male Hispanic in their 20’s. Their names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information should contact Harbor Area Homicide Detectives at 310-548-2835. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

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