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News Release

Sunday, January 9, 2005

Media Relations

Gang Related Shooting Claims Two Lives


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are investigation the gang related shooting death of two male Hispanics, approximately 30 years of age.

On Friday, January 7, 2005, at about 11:10 p.m., the victims were inside the garage to the rear of 2800 block of East First Street . Unknown suspects entered the garage and shot both victims multiple times. The suspects left the location in an unknown direction.

Los Angeles City Fire Rescue Ambulance responded to the location. Victim 1 was shot multiple times in the upper body and was found collapsed on the sidewalk, he died at the scene. Victim 2 was located inside the garage. He suffered one gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital where he also died as a result of his injuries.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detective Smith or Preciado, at 323-526-3679. On weekends and during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.