Gang-Related Shooting at Gas Station Claims One

December 23, 2000

Saturday, December 23, 2000

"Gang-Related Shooting at Gas Station Claims One"

Los Angeles: On Friday, December 22, 2000 at approximately 7:15 p.m., Jackie Wilson, a 21 year-old African-American male, was at a Shell Gas Station located on the 6300 block of South Figueroa Street attempting to purchase gas. As Wilson was getting out of his car, he was approached by an undetermined number of suspects, who got out of their car and began shooting several rounds at him from a handgun. Wilson sustained several gunshots to his upper torso. The suspects got back into their car and fled the scene northbound on Figueroa Street. Wilson struggled out of his car and fell to the pavement. A Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Unit responded to the scene of the shooting and transported Wilson to a local hospital, where he subsequently succumbed to his gunshot wounds.

The motive appears to be gang-related.

The suspect(s), vehicle and weapon remain outstanding.

77th Street Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to contact Detectives G. or J. Kessner at 213-485-1383 or call the Watch Commander at 213-485-2389.

This Press Release was prepared by Public Information Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.

For Release 5:00 pm PST
December 23, 2000