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July 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Police were searching for a driver who shot and wounded two people in a big-rig in an apparent act of road rage on the Golden State Freeway in Boyle Heights. The shooting was reported about 9:25 p.m. Thursday after the victims pulled off the freeway and stopped near Soto and 4th streets to call authorities, LAPD Lt. Greg Jones said. The two victims, the truck's driver and a passenger, were taken to County-USC Medical Center, where they were treated for minor wounds and released, Jones said.
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July 13, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Half a dozen tellers were tied up and one bank employee was shot in the leg Thursday during a holdup at a Wilshire Boulevard bank, police said. Two robbers entered the Wells Fargo bank, located in the 3500 block of Wilshire, about 6 p.m. The wounded man was taken to an area hospital, but police did not release details about the shooting. Wilshire was shut down for several hours until officers determined that the robbers had fled the area. The amount of money taken was undisclosed.
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July 11, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A man found his parents shot to death in the bedroom of their home Tuesday, victims of an apparent murder-suicide, police said. Authorities did not release the identities of the man and woman, who were believed to be in their 70s. Neighbors said they had lived in the one-story ranch house in the 5300 block of Dubois Avenue for about 30 years. Lt. Gary Hallden of the Los Angeles Police Department said the woman shot and killed her husband and then killed herself.
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July 11, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A representative of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan said Tuesday that none of the band's members performed at a Century City nightclub before a fatal shooting nearby early Monday. "The group was never booked and never performed," said Tresa Sanders of Loud Records, speaking in New York for the group. "In fact, no member of the group was in Los Angeles at the time. It is defamatory to the group to report otherwise."
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July 10, 2001 | KENNETH REICH and ELISE GEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man was killed and three people were seriously wounded in an early morning attack Monday as their chartered bus drove away from a hard-core rap performance at a Century City nightclub, Los Angeles police said. The rented bus carrying as many as 20 passengers was only a block from the Century Club about 2:40 a.m. when shots from an automobile at Little Santa Monica Boulevard and Century Park East raked its left side.
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July 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Detectives are attempting to identify a young woman shot to death and later found on a hillside in Elysian Park. The victim, known as Jane Doe No. 39, was spotted near a picnic area on the morning of June 28 by a man walking his dog, authorities said. The victim, shown in sketch above, is Latina, 15 to 25 years old, 5-feet-1, 147 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She has a large mole on her inner left elbow. She was wearing a white T-shirt and white Converse All Star tennis shoes.
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June 26, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Violence marked the city's first summer weekend, authorities said, with a 17-year-old boy killed and 12 people wounded by gunfire. Police reported a stabbing and six shooting incidents Sunday night in south and southeast Los Angeles. Five of the victims were teenagers. Two of the attacks were connected, Los Angeles police said, and at least three were drive-by shootings. One man is in custody. "During the summer months, we tend to see a lot more incidents," said Los Angeles Police Lt.
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June 20, 2001 | HANG NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police were investigating a triple-shooting in Silver Lake that left a 15-year-old girl dead, authorities said Tuesday. The shootings were discovered shortly after midnight Monday when police responded to a call about a prowler at Bellevue Park in the 800 block of Lucille Avenue, said Det. Fred Faustino of the LAPD's Rampart Division. When police arrived, they heard a gunshot that they say came from the direction of Jose Chavez, 23, of Los Angeles, Faustino said.
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June 18, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Separate shootings sent two men to hospitals early Sunday morning, police said. Vardan Garibyan, 26, of Glendale was shot several times in the abdomen about 12:30 a.m. Sunday while celebrating his birthday at a party in the 100 block of South Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank Police Lt. Kevin Krafft said. A man was arrested, but he was refusing to give his name and police had yet to identify him, police said.
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June 8, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A security guard shot and killed a man at a Pacoima Burger King after an argument escalated over a drive-through order, police said Thursday. Clifton Chester, 22, pointed a pistol at the security guard before the guard shot him Wednesday night, according to the guard and several witnesses, police said. But others among the dozen witnesses interviewed by police said they did not see a gun in Chester's hands.
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