Mother Shot While Driving In Vehicle With Family

November 28, 2003

Los Angeles: On Thursday, November 27, 2003, at about 10:30 p.m., patrol officers from Hollywood Area Patrol Division responded to a radio call of shots fired in the 1200 block of North Saint Andrews Place.
Upon the officers’ arrival, they discovered the body of 40 to 45 year-old female Hispanic, Rosalba Acosta inside a vehicle. The victim had sustained an apparent gunshot wound. Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported the victim to Cedars Sinai Hospital where she died.
Hollywood Area Detectives reported that the victim and four family members were traveling northbound in the 1200 block of Saint Andrews Place when a vehicle with four to five male Hispanics drove up behind them. One of the suspects in the vehicle fired several shots at the victim’s vehicle, striking and killing Acosta.
The suspects have been described as male Hispanics, driving a mid-80’s blue Honda, Accord, 4-door, with distinctive bright yellow lights on both front quarter panels.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is requested to call Hollywood Area Detectives, at 213-485-6410. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations, 213-485-3586.