Shooting on the Freeway Leaves Two Dead and One in Critical Condition

November 4, 2001

"Shooting on the Freeway Leaves Two Dead and One in Critical Condition"

Los Angeles: On Saturday, November 3, 2001, at approximately 11:55 p.m. a double homicide occurred on the westbound Santa Monica Freeway between LaBrea Avenue and Fairfax Boulevard. Three victims were shot by unknown suspects. The suspects drove next to the victim’s vehicle on the freeway and fired multiple times at the victims. The suspects then continued westbound and fled in their vehicle.
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the driver of the vehicle, a twenty-one year old Hispanic named Alberto Ulloa, to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. A twenty-year old male Hispanic named Michael Menendez, a passenger in the vehicle died at the scene. A third, unidentified, approximately twenty-one year old male Hispanic, also a passenger, was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition.
The motive for this crime is unknown and the suspects remain outstanding.
Wilshire Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Wilshire Homicide Detectives Holroyd or Parshall at 213-473-0408 during daytime hours or Wilshire Patrol Watch Commander at 213-485-4022 after 5:00 p.m.
This press release was prepared by Police Officer Victoria Diaz, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586