Shooting Death in Rampart Area

July 31, 2000

Monday, July 31, 2000

"Shooting Death in Rampart Area"

Los Angeles – On Sunday, July 30, 2000, at approximately 3:55 a.m., Rampart Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of "shots fired" on the 200 block of South Westlake Avenue. Upon their arrival to the location, the officers discovered a 25 year-old male Hispanic who had been shot. Paramedics arrived to the location and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

A motive for this crime has not been established, but it is believed to be narcotics and/or gang-related. The suspect and weapon are outstanding. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

Rampart Area Homicide Detectives are handling the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident can call Rampart Area Homicide Detectives at 213-207-2051.

This press release was prepared by Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.

For Release 9:30 am PDT
July 31, 2000