LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
Tuesday, November 7, 2000
"Shooting at Football Game"
West Valley – On Friday, November 3, 2000 at approximately 10:00 p.m., a 17 year-old, African American student at Taft High School, located at the 20000 Block of Ventura Boulevard, was shot as he was walking toward his bus after a football game. The victim said he heard a shot and realized he had been stuck in the right shoulder.
The victim was transported to a local hospital by a friend and is listed in stable condition.
Preliminary investigation indicates the shooting may be gang- related.
West Valley Operations Support Division Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident should call Detective G. Demirjian at 818-756-8377.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Mariana Gallegos, Media Relations Section.
For Release 1:20 pm PST
November 7, 2000