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News Release

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Media Relations

Gang Shooting Leaves One Dead and Six Injured

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police are investigating an apparent gang related shooting that occurred yesterday evening, leaving a 22-year-old man dead.

On July 17, 2006, around 10:00 p.m., a gunman in a dark-colored car, fired a shot into group of people standing in front of the 3300 block of West 8th Street, a busy business area of Koreatown.

According to detectives, pellets from a shotgun blast, killed one bystander and injured six others, including a seven-year-old boy. According to Detective Barry Tellis, " The intended target was another Hispanic gang member who was among the group and critically injured."

All six victims were taken to area hospitals, including the man who died. His name was not released pending notification to his family.

The seven-year-old boy's parents took him to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

The gunman is still at large and police are looking for a 20-25 year old male Hispanic, who is bald and stocky. He drove away in a 4-door Honda Accord along with three other Hispanic men.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilshire Homicide Detectives Telis or Hernandez at 213-473-0446. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free hotline at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).