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News Release

Tuesday, August 8, 2000

Media Relations

15 Year Old Victim Dies from Shooting

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, August 8, 2000



"15 Year Old Victim Dies from Shooting"

Los Angeles - On Monday, August 7, 2000 at approximately 7:25 p.m., uniformed officers assigned to Southeast Area Patrol responded to a shots fired radio call at 96th Street and Antwerp Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 15-year-old male Black down at the location suffering from gunshot wounds.

A Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance responded to the location and transported the victim to Martin Luther King Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m.

The motive for the shooting is unknown.

The identity of the victim is being withheld due to his age.

Anyone with information should contact LAPD Southeast Detectives Mark Raichel or Nicholas Milazzo at 323-789-1493.

Prepared by Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
August 8, 2000