Early Morning Shooting Leaves One Dead

April 7, 2002


Los Angeles: On Sunday, April 7, 2002, at 3:05 a.m., patrol officers from the Los Angles Police Department, Hollywood Area, responded to a "Shots Fired" radio call at the Martini Bar located at 5657 Melrose Avenue. Upon arrival, the officers noted that the business was closed, but learned that friends had driven the victim from the location. A short time later officers were dispatched to 6537 Melrose Avenue where the victim was located.
Paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the location and treated the victim for gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Cedars Sinai Medical Center for emergency treatment but died during surgery. The victim has been identified as Mark Santos, a 21 year old resident of Burbank.
Hollywood Area Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation and can be reached at 213 485-4321. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Dtective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL 1-877-529-3855
This press release was prepared by Officer Don Cox, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.