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News Release

Monday, August 7, 2000

Media Relations

Man Shot While Sitting in a Parked Car

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, August 7, 2000



"Man Shot While Sitting in a Parked Car"

Los Angeles - On Sunday, August 6, 2000, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Victim Jonathan Willis, male Black, 20 years of age, was sitting inside a parked vehicle located on the 600 block of east 115th Street. An unknown number of suspects approached the drivers-side window and fired several rounds from a handgun, striking Willis in the upper torso. He was transported to an area hospital by an acquaintance, and is currently listed in stable condition.

The motive for this shooting appears to be gang related.

Southeast Homicide Detective Louis Paglialonga is responsible for the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to contact Southeast Homicide Detectives, at 323-789-1493.

This press release was prepared by Officer Trevion Stokes, Media Relations Section.




For Release 11:30 am PDT
August 7, 2000



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