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News Release

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Media Relations

Drive-by Shooting Leaves One Dead

 

Los Angeles: On April 25, 2004 at about 9:00 p.m., Shaun Murray, 20 years old and a resident of Los Angeles, was walking home from the area of 108 Street and Figueroa Street. At least two suspects in a car drove by on Figueroa Street and one of them began shooting at the victim. Mr. Murray was struck in the upper body by a bullet. A second victim who was passing by was also struck by the gunfire.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported both victims to a local hospital. Mr. Murray was treated for his injuries and remained in critical condition until his death on April 28, 2004. The second victim was treated and released.

The suspect’s vehicle was described as being a possible 4-door, dark color mid size. The motive for this crime is currently unknown.

Anyone with information that may assist detective in this investigation is asked to call Southeast Homicide Detectives at 213-485-6902. On weekends and during off-hours, call the Detectives Information Desk at the 24-hour, toll free number at 877-LAWFULL (877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586