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News Release

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Media Relations

Triple Murder Investigation


Los Angeles: On May 5, 2003 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Wilshire Area patrol units received several radio calls including one of a "woman screaming for help" at 630 Masselin Avenue. Upon the officers’ arrival citizens informed them that there were three dead people in an apartment, which the officers verified. A family member first discovered the victims.

The victims were a fifty six-year-old female, a thirty-year-old female and a two-year-old male. All three victims appeared to have gunshot wounds. The names are being withheld pending identification by the Coroner’s Office. There are no suspects in custody at this time and no motive has been established. Robbery-Homicide Division is conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Robbery Homicide Division at 213-485-2531 or after hours or weekends please call the 24 hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).