"Shooting Victim in Foothill Division Remains in Critical Condition"
Los Angeles – On Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 3:30 A.M., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW), Shots fired investigation, at Holy Cross Hospital. Upon arrival, the officers met with the victims of the shooting. One victim, Jimmy Munoz, a 23 year-old resident of Pacoima, had been struck by gunfire and transported to the hospital by his friends, who had also been shot at. Doctors at Holy Cross listed Munoz in critical condition.
Witnesses told officers that the shooting occurred near Richie Valens Park in the area of Haddon Street and Paxton Street, in the Pacoima area of Foothill Division. An investigation revealed that the victim was walking through the pedestrian tunnel when an unknown suspect approached the victim and opened fire. The location is an area where gang members and "tagging crews" congregate.
The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking assistance from witnesses who may have observed the shooting. The community is asked to call Foothill Detectives at 818-834-3115 or 818-834-3112 during daytime hours. During evening hours, please call 818-756-8861.
This press release was prepared by Officer Hayley Purece, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.