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39 yr. old LB Woman Murdered, Another Woman and Male Juvenile Shot, area 7th & Olive

(July 9, 2001) -- A 39 year old LB woman was shot to death, and an adult woman and juvenile male were shot but survived, near 7th Street and Olive Ave. (b/w Atlantic and MLK) at roughly 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 8.

LBPD says it responded to a shots fired call and found Graciela Zavala of LB suffering from gunshot wounds to her upper torso. A second adult woman was shot in the shoulder and a male juvenile received what police called a superficial wound.

LBFD transported both women to St. Mary Medical center. Victim Zavala was prounded dead shortly after her arrival; the other woman was treated and released.

Police say a preliminary investigation indicates the suspect walked up on the victims from a nearby alley and fired multiple shots into the group.

LBPD asks anyone with information about this crime to call Homicide Detectives Stephen Jones or Mark McGuire at (562) 570-7244.

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