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News Release

Monday, August 11, 2003

Media Relations

Gang-Related Shooting Leaves Man Dead; Detectives Seek Public's Help

"Gang-Related Shooting Leaves Man Dead; Detectives Seek Public's Help"


Los Angeles: On Saturday, August 9, 2003 at about 8:45 p.m., 24 year-old Mario A. Williams was shot to death at the corner of Imperial Highway and Avalon Boulevard. Unknown suspect(s) approached the victim and shot him at least one time in the upper torso. No witnesses have come forward regarding this shooting death.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

The motive for the shooting appears to be gang-related and the identities of the suspects are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Southeast Homicide Detectives at 213-485-6902. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s 24-hour hotline at, 1-877-LAWFULL,1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relation Section, 213-485-3586.