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Man Killed, 1 Injured in Drive-By Shooting

August 29, 1998|SOLOMON MOORE

SYLMAR — An 18-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting Thursday that wounded another man, Los Angeles police said.

Christopher Pilkenton, 18, of Sylmar was killed as he stood with a friend in a driveway in the 14900 block of Genoa Avenue, according to Lt. Michael Brooks of LAPD's Foothill Station. Witnesses told police they saw three Latino men with shaved heads in a moving compact car. At least five rounds were fired from a semiautomatic pistol, police said.

The injured man, a 27-year-old Sylmar resident, was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and then transferred to UCLA Medical Center for surgery on a leg wound. He was listed in good condition, police said.

Although the gunmen are suspected gang members--and the area in which the shooting occurred is gang territory--the victims did not have gang affiliation, police said.

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