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Triple Shooting, Area 10th St/Rose Ave.; 16 Yr-Old Woman Shot In Head Dies; 2 Other Victims Shot But Survive

LBPD Arrests 29 Yr-Old Suspect

(June 5, 2001, updated June 8) -- LBPD reports three LB residents were shot at numerous times as they crossed 10th Street in area of Rose Ave. (between Gaviota and Cherry) at about 10:30 p.m. on June 4.

One of the victims, 16 year old Laura Gaviria, was shot in the head. She died at a local hospital shortly after 8:00 a.m. June 5.

19 year old Adrian Hernandez was shot in the upper arm and lower torso. (An LBPD release did not indicate her condition.) A 17 year old male was shot in the shoe and reportedly uninjured.

Shortly after the shooting, LBPD arrested a suspect but he was subsequently released for lack of evidence.

Police ask anyone with information about these events to call LBPD Homicide Detectives Richard Birdsall and Richard Conant at (562) 570-7244.

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