Two Women Shot; One Dies

August 13, 2003


Los Angeles: On Saturday morning, August 9, 2003, at about 8:00 a.m., 18 year-old Natasha Monique Richards and a 17 year-old female were found by a passerby in an alley adjacent to 5016 South Harvard Boulevard. Both Richards and Miles sustained gunshot wounds. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported the victims to a local hospital. The 17 year-old victim is listed in stable condition with gunshot wounds to her back. Richards is listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to her head.
On Tuesday evening, August 12, 2003, at 4:20 p.m., Natasha Monique Richards died from her injuries at the hospital.
The motive is unknown.
The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident should contact the 77th Area Detectives at 213-485-1383. On weekends and during off-hours, contact 24-hour toll free number at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Detective Information Desk 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.