15 Year-Old Shot and Killed in Gang Shooting

November 17, 2004

Los Angeles: On Sunday, November 14, 2004, at about 5:10 p.m., victims, two young men, were walking together westbound in the 4700 block of Tacana Street. Two male Hispanic suspects drove past them eastbound on Tacana Street in their vehicle and stopped nearby. The suspects exited from their vehicle and approached the victims on foot. For no apparent reason, the suspects fired multiple rounds at the victims. The suspects returned to their vehicle and sped away southbound on Nicolet Street.
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported the victims to a local hospital for gunshot wounds. One of the victims, 15 years of age, died a short time later from his injuries. The other victim, 17 years of age, is listed in serious condition.
The motive for the shooting appears to be gang related.
Anyone with information is requested to call Southwest Homicide Detectives Rick Gordon or Jim Yoshida, at (213) 485-2417. On weekends and during off-hours, please contact the 24-hour toll free number at the LAPD Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This news release was prepared by Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.