Gunshot Victim Driven to Hospital, Dies

July 5, 2003

Los Angeles: On July 4, 2003, at about 3:30 p.m., West Valley Area patrol officers responded to a shooting victim call at Northridege Medical Center.
The investigation revealed that 19 year-old Joe Lima had been shot several times in the chest by an unidentified suspect(s) in the alley rear to Roscoe Boulevard and Zelzah Avenue.
Lima’s friends drove him to Northridge Medical Center where he died as a result of his gunshot wound. The motive for the shooting is unknown and the suspect(s) remain outstanding.
Anyone with information is requested to contact West Valley Homicide Detectives at 818-756-8553. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.