Drive-by Shooting Kill’s One and Injures Another

October 2, 2003

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Sergio Soto, a 28 year-old, was driving northbound on Holmes Avenue at 92nd Street, with a companion. As their vehicle came to a stop, the suspect’s vehicle proceeded to stop next to the victim’s vehicle.
One of the suspect(s) seated inside the suspect’s vehicle fired several rounds from an unknown caliber handgun into the victim’s vehicle. The victim sustained wounds to his face and upper torso, the passenger suffered minor injuries. Both victims were transported to a local Hospital. Soto died from his injuries; his companion was treated for minor injuries and released.
The suspect’s vehicle was described as a burgundy, Chevy, Astro van, unknown license plate.
Southeast Area Homicide Detectives are investigating this incident and are asking for assistance from the public. Anyone with information is asked to call 213-485-6902. On weekends and during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press released was prepared by Officer Asta Webster, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.