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News Release

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Media Relations

Four People Shot: Two Victims Die


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at about 3:30 a.m., Southeast Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of "shots fired" in the 1500 block of East 112th Street. Upon arrival, they found four victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside of an apartment unit.

A 52-year-old female and an unidentified 30-year-old male were pronounced dead at scene. Two additional unidentified females in their mid-twenties were taken to a local hospital and are listed in critical condition.

The investigation revealed that at least two suspects entered the apartment unit located inside Nickerson Gardens Public Housing Development, and shot the four victims multiple times. The motive is unknown and the suspects are still outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Southeast Area Homicide Detectives, at 213-485-6902. On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Rudy Villarreal, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.