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February 23, 1993 | DAVID COLKER and SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 17-year-old student was shot and killed at Reseda High School by a 15-year-old classmate Monday as a dozen teen-agers looked on, the second time in a month that a student has been gunned down on a Los Angeles Unified School District campus, authorities said. The shooting came less than three weeks after the district launched an unprecedented program of random metal-detector spot checks for weapons in the nation's second-largest school system.
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November 29, 1989 | ASHLEY DUNN and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When it came to security, Lance E. Thomas left nothing to chance. Wherever he maneuvered near the glass display counter of his West Los Angeles watch renovation shop, there was a gun within reach. Merchants who visited Thomas regularly at his shop, the Watch Company, would watch in awe as he removed the weapons from their hiding spots--a .357 magnum handgun, a Smith & Wesson .38, a shotgun and other guns.
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February 24, 1993 | JOSH MEYER and CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Robert Heard, alleged killer of a classmate at Reseda High School, is a graffiti vandal with a criminal record who tried to hold up another student at gunpoint even while fleeing the killing scene, authorities said Tuesday. Heard, 15, was arrested Monday in the death of 17-year-old Michael Shean Ensley, who was shot after the two apparently argued in a school hallway about their rival graffiti "tagging crews," authorities said.
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April 16, 1996 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was no quick and easy way to describe how Kimberley Horton died on July 25, 1992, at the hands of a gunman who only wanted her car. The word "carjacking" had yet to creep into the national lexicon, even though the crime was soaring across the country. Horton, a 21-year-old UCLA student who dreamed of studying international law, was one of the first local victims of this new, terrifying form of car theft, a crime that shattered the illusion that people were safe inside their cars.
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August 23, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three suspects were arrested Thursday in the slaying of a Van Nuys man, killed by a shotgun blast in the neck following a quarrel stemming from a $500,000 merchandise scam, Los Angeles police investigators said. Dale Francis, 33, was shot Wednesday morning in the house he shared with his mother, said Lt. George Rock. Arrested in Francis' death were Richard Jorgenson, 22, of Simi Valley; Kevin Johnson, 22, of Sepulveda, and Jamal Garcia, 22, of Sepulveda.
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November 16, 1987 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Only a few years ago, the Cadillac-Corning neighborhood was no different than other pleasant working-class enclaves within a stone's throw south of Beverly Hills. But now, residents are more likely to describe the 26-block district as a graffiti-strewn prison where they are held hostage by the Playboy Gangster Crips, a drug-peddling street gang. To avoid muggings, burglaries and intermittent gunfire, some residents have stopped walking their dogs or watering their lawns after nightfall.
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May 22, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for four gang members accused in the 1995 shooting death of toddler Stephanie Kuhen insisted Wednesday that their clients were on trial based on weak evidence and the tainted testimony of a witness who may have been the killer. Wrapping up final arguments in the case, the defendants' attorneys also urged jurors to temper their compassion for the dead girl's family with a clear-eyed search for the truth.
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August 18, 1987 | ROBERT S. WEISS, Times Staff Writer
A 26-year-old Pasadena woman was fighting for her life late Monday after being shot in the head in the most serious Southern California roadway attack in three weeks. Debbie Ann Scott was riding in a pickup truck on Avalon Boulevard at 94th Street in Southeast Los Angeles about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when someone in a large, dark car sprayed the vehicle with gunfire, Los Angeles Police Detective Patrick Marshall said.
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May 7, 2000 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephanie Browning knows what outsiders say about her condominium complex--that it's infested with gangs and choked by drugs, the closest thing Thousand Oaks has to a slum. And she knows that a shooting last weekend, in which Van Nuys gang members allegedly killed one man and wounded another at the Conejo Creek complex, further crippled its reputation.
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May 20, 1999
A man who pulled a knife on a security guard at an apartment complex was shot and wounded during a brief scuffle Wednesday night, police said. The shooting took place in the 19000 block of Parthenia Street shortly after 8 p.m., according to Sgt. Jeri Weinstein of the Los Angeles Police Department. The scuffle involved an unidentified man and a security guard at the Park Parthenia Apartment Complex. The man fled before rescue personnel arrived to treat him, Weinstein said.
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