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August 16, 1997 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men were in custody Friday as the suspected gunmen who shot an unarmed, off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy execution-style during a robbery of a hair salon in Buena Park. The deputy, 26-year-old Shayne York of Valencia, remained in critical condition late Friday with major brain damage. His family was grappling with the decision whether to disconnect a breathing apparatus that was keeping him alive, authorities said.
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January 19, 2002 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Security for the Compton City Council was bolstered this week after a council member and her sister were shot at as they returned from a meeting late Tuesday, authorities said. Councilwoman Leslie Irving and her sister, council liaison Kellie Irving, were entering a gate next to their home at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday when two men in a black sport utility vehicle stopped and fired several shots at them before driving off, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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May 20, 1992 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a deranged drifter armed with an "assault" rifle turned a Stockton schoolyard into a killing ground in 1989, California became the first state to outlaw many such weapons. Lawmakers and law enforcement officials warned that the public was endangered by the rising number of criminals armed with Uzis, MAC-10s and Rambo-style AK-47 rifles. But records show that the use of assault weapons to commit crimes is dwarfed by less exotic firearms.
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December 27, 2001 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four men were charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Francis Polytechnic High School student earlier this month. Prosecutors allege that Juan Manuel Chavez, 21, of Pacoima shot freshman Santiago Polanco of Sun Valley on Dec. 13 as he walked with friends in the 8300 block of Sharp Avenue in Sun Valley, a few blocks from campus.
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March 15, 1994 | BOB POOL and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A worker fired by a Santa Fe Springs electronics company killed three former co-workers and wounded two others Monday before fatally shooting himself, authorities said. Panic-stricken workers of Extron Electronics dropped to the floor or ran screaming from the building as the gunman yelled, "Get down!" in Vietnamese and began firing, investigators said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1997 | Cecilia Rasmussen
Drug abuse and school violence often are cited as two of the most virulent symptoms of contemporary America's alleged moral decay. But contrary to popular perceptions, the primer on both was not written on the bloody playgrounds of the South Bronx nor in the decaying classrooms adjoining Chicago's sprawling housing projects nor on the mean streets outside gang-ridden schools in South-Central or East Los Angeles.
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April 15, 1991 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The violence started with two cars racing alongside each other down a narrow Long Beach street. One was occupied by Latino youths, the other was full of young Southeast Asians. Suddenly, bullets streaked from the Asians' car into the Latinos', hitting the driver. Mortally wounded, he swerved into an intersection causing an accident. That was in October, 1989. It was the beginning, Long Beach police now say, of a protracted gang war that has become one of the most violent in the city's history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two homeless people were killed and three others injured in Willowbrook early Monday in a pair of drive-by shootings, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. An unknown number of men in two cars shot the victims near a liquor store at 124th Street and Wilmington Avenue and in front of 1686 E. 124th St. shortly after midnight, said Lt. Dennis Wilson of the Lynwood Division. A man and woman were dead on arrival at Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital/Drew Medical Center.
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September 20, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI and MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Randy Shields, a retired boxer from North Hollywood, was credited with saving the lives of customers and employees of a San Fernando Valley restaurant this weekend when he wounded two robbers in a running gun battle that spilled onto the street, police said. "When they said they were going to start killing people and that somebody was going to die, that's when I came up shooting," Shields, 36, a top welterweight contender a decade ago, said Saturday in explaining his role in the shootout.
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March 11, 1993 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two young men convicted in the 1991 shotgun slayings of three teen-age girls in Pasadena were given maximum sentences Wednesday after a judge heard emotional accounts from members of the victims' families about how the murders had devastated their lives. Pasadena Superior Court Judge J. Michael Byrne sentenced David Adkins, 18, to life in prison without the possibility of parole and Vincent Hebrock, 19, to 51 years to life.
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October 1, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating two unrelated shooting deaths early Sunday. A 19-year-old passenger in one car in Ladera Heights was shot by a passenger in another car, said Sheriff's Deputy Faye Bugarin. The shooting occurred about 4 a.m. in the 5300 block of West Slauson Avenue, she said. Bugarin said the gunfire erupted during a verbal exchange between the occupants of the two cars. The victim, whose name was not released, died at the scene.
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September 24, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A night-shift motel security guard on his lunch break early Sunday was grazed in the head by a bullet fired by one of four men who demanded his gun, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported. The 32-year-old guard refused to surrender his weapon to the men, who approached him about 12:15 a.m. Sunday at a restaurant in the 300 block of West Palmdale Boulevard. They shot him, took his gun and fled. He was treated at Antelope Valley Hospital and released.
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September 16, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A man was shot to death outside a Mexican restaurant early Saturday, authorities said. Hurricane Lee, 26, of Lancaster was killed about 2 a.m. at Que Ricos' Tacos, 473 E. Palmdale Blvd., shortly after he and a companion were confronted by two men. Lee died at the scene after being shot in the upper body several times, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Rich Pena. No one else was wounded, he said, adding that the attackers, described as being in their 20s, fled on foot.
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September 16, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A gunman shot two brothers inside a convenience store early Saturday, killing one of them, authorities said. The shooting at the 7-Eleven at 1910 Colorado Blvd. occurred about 1:45 a.m. and was witnessed by more than a dozen people, said Los Angeles Police Officer Eduardo Funes. The unidentified victims, in their early 20s, were with girlfriends when they were shot near the counter, police said. The surviving brother suffered a wound to the arm.
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September 8, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A man was shot in the head early Friday morning during a drive-by attack in North Hills, but he was expected to survive, police said. No one has been arrested in the shooting that occurred just before 2 a.m. outside a home in the 15200 block of Gresham Street, Los Angeles Police Lt. Joe Eddy said. "Based on his own story, the victim was walking down the sidewalk when a black 1990s Oldsmobile pulled up and fired a shot," Eddy said.
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August 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Sylmar man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he killed his 19-year-old daughter and 8-year-old grandson last month, the district attorney's office said. Claude Wright, 60, is accused of fatally shooting his daughter Elizabeth, a college student who was home on summer break, and grandson Kyle, the son of another daughter, at the family's home July 12. He then shot himself but survived a bullet wound in the head.
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January 11, 1998 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An apparent grudge between two airmen led to the first multiple slaying in the history of one of the nation's most storied air bases Saturday, leaving three men dead, including a military police officer. A gunman killed the MP and a fellow senior airman before shooting himself once in the head with a 9-millimeter Glock pistol in his military dormitory, Air Force officials said. Dead are Tech. Sgt. Robert B.
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December 23, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has decided not to file murder charges against a man who shot a dinner companion seven times at an upscale Redondo Beach mall last weekend, saying there is no evidence to disprove the man's claim that he fired in self-defense. "It's frustrating that a person gets killed in front of all those other people and there's nothing we can do," said Monika Blodgett, chief deputy at the Torrance district attorney's office. "But our hands are tied."
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August 14, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Antelope Valley College football player who wanted to "make it in life" was shot and killed at a party in Norwalk and one of his teammates was wounded, authorities said Monday. Kevin Jerron Morris, 20, a defensive back for the Antelope Valley team, was shot in the upper torso just before 1 a.m. Sunday, and Jerome Wright, 21, a wide receiver, was wounded in the left arm, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.
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