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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1999 | JULIE HA
A 37-year-old man was fatally shot while walking in Pacoima, police said Tuesday. Roy Padilla of Pacoima was walking in the 13200 block of Filmore Street, approaching Pala Avenue, about 10:55 p.m. Monday when someone came up and shot him with a semiautomatic pistol, said Los Angeles Police Det. Frank Bishop of the Foothill Division. Padilla, shot once in the upper torso, died at the scene, Bishop said. Witnesses told police that they saw a man leave after the shooting.
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SPORTS
March 22, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Bad teams and the end of the season can make for some strange situations. Healthy players can develop mysterious (read: nonexistent) injuries. Productive veterans can lose playing time to unproven youngsters. Then there is what happened to Mark Madsen on April 19, 2006. The Minnesota Timberwolves power forward who had not taken a three-point shot in 135 games and 1,617 minutes over parts of the previous three seasons took seven shots from beyond the arc . . . in a span of 9 minutes 4 seconds.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1985 | THOMAS OMESTAD, Times Staff Writer
Virginia Petersen said she sensed something wrong as she stirred from her sleep early Tuesday morning. "I knew someone was standing there," she recalled. In fact, an armed intruder had slipped through an unlocked sliding door to the Northridge home where she and her husband, Christopher, had been sleeping. Her foreboding was the signal for perhaps 45 seconds of terror that shattered the stillness of their suburban home with gunfire and left each of the Petersens with wounds to their heads.
HEALTH
December 20, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Age apparently does not affect clutchness. Jerry West, nicknamed "Mr. Clutch," recently proved that at age 75 he still can't miss, even when he tries. During a demonstration to schoolchildren on how to shoot, the former 14-time NBA All-star put up a couple of shots. He showed everyone how to shoot properly. Then he cocked his arm to the side to show everyone how to not shoot. Every single shot he put up, he made. He eventually tells his audience that he hasn't shot a basketball in years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1990
A 28-year-old man apparently killed himself accidentally with a loaded gun Saturday morning in his residential hotel room in the 700 block of Fifth Avenue, police said. Marve A. Edwards, a resident of the Llewellyn Hotel, was found dead in his room about 2:43 a.m. Saturday with a single shot to the head from a 9-millimeter handgun, police said. Police said Edwards had been drinking and had shot himself with a loaded handgun that he believed was empty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1986
Police responding to a telephone call found a 26-year-old man shot to death in his Southeast San Diego home early Sunday. Marvin Anthony Allen of the 4000 block of Solola Avenue was killed by a single shot to the chest, Sgt. Jim Wallace said Sunday. He was found at 4 a.m. by police responding to a telephone call that a man was lying on the floor in his apartment, Wallace said. There are no suspects in the slaying, which is under investigation by the San Diego Police Department's homicide unit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1998
A 47-year-old woman working in a market in an unincorporated area east of Inglewood was shot to death Friday by a teenager after he asked her the price of beer, authorities said. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said that after the victim answered the youth's question, he walked to the door and then suddenly turned, firing a single shot with a handgun. The woman, whose identity was not released, was struck in the upper body.
NEWS
March 26, 1987
A man sitting in a car at a red light in Inglewood was killed in what is believed to be a drug-related shooting, police said. Fredrico Williams, 20, of Venice had stopped at the intersection of Florence and Prairie avenues when a man in a car that had pulled up behind Williams walked up and fired a single shot, Inglewood Police Sgt. Harold Moret said. Williams, who was with a woman identified as Sandra Washington, 29, and two small children, was shot in the chest.
SPORTS
March 22, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Bad teams and the end of the season can make for some strange situations. Healthy players can develop mysterious (read: nonexistent) injuries. Productive veterans can lose playing time to unproven youngsters. Then there is what happened to Mark Madsen on April 19, 2006. The Minnesota Timberwolves power forward who had not taken a three-point shot in 135 games and 1,617 minutes over parts of the previous three seasons took seven shots from beyond the arc . . . in a span of 9 minutes 4 seconds.
NEWS
December 31, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
An inmate at Donovan State Prison was shot to death by a guard Friday as guards sought to break up a fight among the inmates. Guards first fired wooden missiles in an attempt to stun the combatants, but when two inmates continued fighting, a guard fired a single shot, hitting the 23-year-old in the head, according to a prison spokeswoman. The name of the dead man was not released. A prison spokesman said that guards believed that one of the men involved in the fight had a knife.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2013 | By Susan Stone
BERLIN -- Contrary to the title, there are many shots in David M. Rosenthal's film “A Single Shot,” world-premiering Saturday at the Berlin International Film Festival.  But the one that sets this story in motion takes place in the first few minutes of the movie.  John Moon (Sam Rockwell) intently hunts a deer through a damp forest, but ends up hitting the wrong target, in cold mud. His shotgun blast catches Ingrid (Christie Burke), who, like John, is in the wrong place.  She's hiding out in the nature conservancy where he has been poaching deer and pheasant.
NATIONAL
June 21, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
In a video released Wednesday, former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman walks the scene where he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, describing for police what he said happened that night. Zimmerman said to police in the video that he fired a single shot after Martin wrestled him to the grass and began banging his head repeatedly into concrete. “It felt like my head was going to explode,” Zimmerman said, “and I thought I was going to lose  consciousness.” The video was filmed the day after Zimmerman shot Martin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
Wearing a white tank top and walking through one of Hollywood's most famous intersections with a gun in his right hand, the man shown in the video calmly spins on his heels and fires off a single shot as the black pickup passes by. Then he casually strides down the middle of the street, never glancing back. The brief but intense video — one of dozens of images of the Friday morning violence in Hollywood — comes to an abrupt end before police arrive and open fire, killing the man. Witnesses described the chaotic scene in the heart of Hollywood as both terrifying and surreal as the gunman walked down the street and paused at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street, randomly shooting at passing motorists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2011 | By Gale Holland and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Police were trying to determine a motive Monday in the execution-style slaying of a 30-year-old man who worked as an MTV musical coordinator, whose body was discovered on a sidewalk in the Mid-Wilshire district. The killing at about 1 a.m. Sunday of Gabriel Aron Ben-Meir stunned family members, co-workers at the music network and residents in a neighborhood lined with palm trees and manicured lawns not far from the Miracle Mile. "We are all in terrible shock, and would appreciate anyone with any information regarding his final hours to come forward," Ben-Meir's sister Alexis said Monday evening in an email.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2009 | Mark Olsen
It's no exaggeration to say that among the stars of "My Bloody Valentine 3D" is the process by which the film is rendered to appear three-dimensional. For those with memories of the original "House of Wax," "Jaws 3-D" or "Comin' at Ya!" the difference is hard to believe. Working with the company Paradise Effects and stereographer Max Penner, the filmmakers created the effect with technology that such earlier 3-D practitioners as schlockmeister William Castle could never have dreamed of.
NEWS
December 23, 2003 | Sean Mortimer
It takes three minutes of screen time to blow an unknown snowboarder into a star -- or to make last year's star appear lame. It takes months of contract negotiations, planning and riding to get those 180 seconds of "A"-shot footage. The challenge of getting three minutes that will stand out in the avalanche of 30 or so titles released each fall keeps snowboarders stressing full time almost year-round.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1991
A motorist impatiently honking his horn at a car blocking his way in the parking lot of a Watts liquor store was shot and killed by a passenger in the offending vehicle, police said Tuesday. The 42-year-old victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, died at Martin Luther King Jr.-Drew Medical Center shortly after he was shot late Monday night.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2002 | Stephen Braun and David Willman, Times Staff Writers
An interstate highway traveler was seriously wounded Saturday night in the parking lot of an Ashland, Va., steakhouse by a single long-range gunshot -- circumstances similar enough to the suburban Washington attacks to prompt sniper task force investigators to rush to the crime scene. Sheriff's officials in Hanover County, Va.
SPORTS
July 4, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mia Hamm was sitting near her locker at Stanford Stadium Saturday afternoon, surrounded by the usual mob of reporters, patiently answering one question after another. She was there but not there--until the right question was asked. What can you tell us about Sun Wen and Sissi and some of the other foreign players in the semifinals? Hamm's eyes suddenly lit up, her voice became more animated and her hand movements more demonstrative.
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