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Teenage Girl & Young Woman Hit By Gunfire Friday Night (May 4) In What Appears To Be Exchange of Gunfire b/w Two Groups [!], 1600 block Stanton Place (blocks east of 15th/Cherry)


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(May 5, 2012) -- A teenage girl and an adult woman were hit by gunfire in the 1600 block of Stanton Place (roughly two blocks east of 16th/Cherry) on Friday night, May 4 in what appears to be an exchange of gunfire between two groups

LBPD Public Information Officer Lisa Massacani tells LBReport.comofficers responded to a shots call about 11 p.m. in the 1600 block of Stanton Place. They found a juvenile in her late teens and a 19 year old woman with gunshot wounds to the upper body.

Both were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing, Massacani says, but it appears that there was an exchange of gunfire between two groups that resulted in the victims being hit. There is no suspect information for now, she says...and the incident is possibly gang related.

Residents and businesses in the western part of the 4th Council district have seen and heard shootings (including murders) for some time.

  • In March 2008, a double-walk up shooting on 15th St. just east of Cherry Ave. took the life of 11 year old Jose Bailey and wounded another person.

  • On January 1, 2009, A couple, Sarith Em and Vannaly Tim , were shot to death in their car at Gardenia and PCH just after midnight on New years Day. 24-year-old Em was an Army veteran who had served in Desert Storm.

  • On April 4, 2009, 27-year-old Garret Norris shot dead in the area of Temple and Spaulding. He'd been playing basketball at Orizaba Park and was fatally shot while trying to retrieve property that had been stolen from him. Norris was and engineer and a USC grad. Tevin Harris, who was 15 at the time of the shooting, was tried as an adult for the murder.

  • In October 2009, a double-shooting took place in the 1600 block of Sherman Place (east of Cherry).

  • In December 2009, a man was shot in the 2200 block of E. 15th St. (east of Cherry)

  • On January 30, 2010, an 18 year old man was fatally shot at 15th St./Stanley Ave.

  • In March 2010, an 18 yr old man was shot and wounded inside a business -- at midafternoon -- in the area of 15th St./Cherry Ave.

  • In April, 2011: 19-year-old Oscar Vega was fatally shot in the area of Anaheim St/Molino Ave.



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