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Category: El Sereno

El Sereno: Priscilla Jimenez, 31

December 21, 2009 |  4:26 pm

The location where Michael Talamantes Jr. and Priscilla Jimenez were shot. Click for the El Sereno Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.

Priscilla Jimenez, 31, was shot and killed Saturday, Dec. 19, in the 3000 block of Warwick Avenue at Martin Street in El Sereno, authorities said.

Jimenez and Michael Talamantes Jr., 32, both identified by the coroner as white, were found shot to death early in the morning inside a vehicle parked along a residential street, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The two apparently exchanged words with the occupants of another vehicle before a gunman in the other car began firing on them, officials said. The suspects' vehicle was described as a dark-colored compact.

Police responded to a report of numerous shots fired shortly before 5 a.m. at the location, said Officer April Harding, a spokeswoman for the LAPD.

When officers arrived at the location, they found the pair shot to death, she said. Police believe the shooting is gang-related.

"One of the victims was a gang member," Harding said. No arrests have been made.

-- Ruben Vives

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Map: The location where Michael Talamantes Jr. and Priscilla Jimenez were shot. Click for the El Sereno Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.


El Sereno: Michael Talamantes Jr., 32

December 21, 2009 |  4:03 pm

The location where Michael Talamantes Jr. and Priscilla Jimenez were shot. Click for the El Sereno Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood. Michael Talamantes Jr., 32, was shot and killed Saturday, Dec. 19, in the 3000 block of Warwick Avenue at Martin Street in El Sereno, authorities said.

Talamantes and Priscilla Jimenez, 31, both identified by the coroner as white, were found shot to death early in the morning inside a vehicle parked along a residential street, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.

The two apparently exchanged words with the occupants of another vehicle before a gunman in the other car began firing on them, officials said. The suspects' vehicle was described as a dark-colored compact.

Police responded to a report of numerous shots fired shortly before 5 a.m. at the location, said Officer April Harding, a spokeswoman for the LAPD.

When officers arrived at the location, they found the pair shot to death, she said. Police believe the shooting is gang-related.

"One of the victims was a gang member," Harding said. No arrests have been made.

-- Ruben Vives

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Map: The location where Michael Talamantes Jr. and Priscilla Jimenez were shot. Click for the El Sereno Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.


El Sereno: Rodolfo Hernandez Rivas, 24

July 17, 2009 |  3:31 pm

Rodolfo Hernandez Rivas, a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and died on July 9 in the 5000 block of Henderson Street in El Sereno, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Craig Harvey, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Rivas went to the location on Henderson Street to look at a car that was for sale. The circumstances that led up to the shooting are unknown, but police received reports of shots fired about 8:56 p.m. and Rivas was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:08 p.m., Harvey said.

-- Anthony Pesce



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