Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 189, Teenager killed in South Normandie

Martha Cruz, 18, was killed August 1st, when unidentified

gunmen shot several rounds into the backseat of the vehicle she was

traveling in.


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The incident occurred at 2900 South Normandie Avenue, when an occupant of a vehicle that pulled up next to Cruz's car started firing. Cruz died from gunshot wounds in the middle back. Police suspect a male black between 18 and 24 years, and say the killing may have been gang-related. There is no information about other victims who might have been traveling in the car with Cruz. Anyone with information can call the Homicide detectives of Southwest Division at (213) 473-4815.


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