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News Release

Friday, August 24, 2007

Media Relations

Hate Crime Incident

What:
News Conference

When:
August 24, 2007
4:30 p.m.

Where:
Melrose Avenue and La Brea Avenue, N/W corner

Who:
Councilmember Jack Weiss, District 5
Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger
Religious Leaders
Community members

Why:
Last night, at around 10:00 p.m., two Black men driving in a black Lexus pulled up near two observant Jewish men who were walking in the Melrose area.

The passenger in the car shouted anti-Semitic remarks and the driver fired several rounds with a pellet gun, striking the two victims.

The victims were not seriously injured.

Anyone questions, please call Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.


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