LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
Tuesday, October 10, 2000
"Drive-By Shooting Claims One Victim"
Los Angeles – On Monday, October 9, 2000, at 8:45 p.m., a 20 year-old African-American male and an unidentified companion were walking eastbound in the 2100 block of West 54th Street. As the victims walked, two male suspects, described as African-Americans in a black vehicle, drove by and fired an unknown type firearm at the victims. The suspects then fled westbound on 54th Street.
One victim was struck numerous times by the gun-fire in his upper and lower torso. He was transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance. The victim failed to respond to treatment and was pronounced dead on October 10, 2000, at 4:15 a.m. The other victim was uninjured.
The motive for this incident has not been established. However, the shooting appears to be gang related. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Homicide Detectives from 77th Street Operations Support Division are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call 77th Street Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1659 or the 77th Street Watch Commander at 213-485-2389.
This Press Release was prepared by Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.
For Release 5:00 pm PDT
October 10, 2000