Shooting Leaves Two Dead

October 9, 2000

Monday, October 9, 2000

"Shooting Leaves Two Dead"

Los Angeles – On Sunday, October 8, 2000, at approximately 5:50 p.m., a gang related shooting occurred in the 100 block of Clarence Street. Raymond Hernandez, 19 years of age, was washing a car in front of 122 Clarence Street when numerous gunshots rang out. Hernandez was hit by the gunfire and died at the scene. Subsequently, Stephanie Raygoza, 10 years of age, was riding a scooter on the sidewalk in front of her residence when a stray bullet struck her. Victim Raygoza’s parents transported her to White Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Doctor Bautista at 6:25 p.m.

One suspect has been arrested, however the identity is being withheld pending further investigation.

The investigation is being conducted by Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives S. Smith and J. Ramirez. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the investigating detectives at 323-526-3002.

* * * UPDATE * * *

The Raygoza family is currently experiencing financial difficulties and is seeking the public’s assistance. Donations for the family may be sent to the Hollenbeck Area Community Police Station, located at 2111 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, in the name of the child’s father, Gilberto Raygoza.

This press release has been prepared by Officer Charlotte Broughton, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.

For Release 5:00 pm PDT
October 9, 2000