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Sarai Lopez
  • Death date
  • Aug. 19, 2007

Sarai Lopez, 18

Sarai Abigail Lopez, 17, a Latina teenage girl, was shot at about 6:21 p.m. Aug. 17 near the intersection of Romaine Street and Normandie Avenue in the East Hollywood area, and lingered two days at County-USC Medical Center before dying at 9:33 p.m. Aug. 19.

Sarai, who friends called Abigail, was walking with five other teenage girls when a silver Nissan Ultima came cruising down the street, double-parked, and a Latino man or youth got out and started shooting. Sarai dove for the cover of a parked car, but was hit as she attempted to hide there, said Rampart Homicide supervising Det. Fred Faustino. None of the other young women were struck. Faustino said the shooting may have been gang related; police had documented one of Sarai's all-female group as a gang member.

Anyone with information is asked to call (213) 207-2060.

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