Woman Shot and Killed, Motive Unknown

August 20, 2002

Los Angeles: On Monday, August 19, 2002, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Wilshire Area patrol officers responded to a "shots fired" radio call in the area of Sierra Bonita Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard. The officers arrived and discovered the body of an unidentified female Hispanic, 25 to 30 years of age, lying on the sidewalk, in front of 1156 Sierra Bonita Avenue. It appeared that she had been shot an unknown amount of times in the upper body with an unknown type of firearm.
The victim was transported to a local hospital by a Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance, where she was pronounced dead on August 20, 2002.
As of this press release, no suspect(s) have been identified.
The motive for this shooting is unknown at this time.
Wilshire Homicide Detectives assumed responsibility for the investigation under the direction of Lieutenant Stan Ludwig, Officer in Charge, Wilshire Detectives Section. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Wilshire Detective Section at 213-485-4033. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.