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Anthony Kurzweil is a web producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.


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  • A GoFundMe page was established for Ximena Meza, who was shot and killed Oct. 22, 2014.

    Car Wash Held to Raise Funds for Family of 9-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot in Anaheim

    A car wash was held Friday to raise funds for the family of 9-year-old Ximena Meza, who was shot and killed while playing in front of her apartment in Anaheim on Wednesday. Police believe Meza was the unintended victim of a gang shooting in the 2300 block of West Greenacre Avenue (map) when a man emerged from a car and fired a gun towards some other men, but fatally struck Meza instead. Meza’s parents went to the car wash on […]

  • Homes in the 400 block of Winthrop Dr. are seen in this image from Google Maps.

    Homicide Investigation Underway Into Hemet Deaths of Father, 12-Year-Old Son

    A homicide investigation was underway Thursday after the bodies of a 12-year-old boy and his 44-year-old father were found in a home in Hemet, and the killer was believe to live at the home. Authorities began to receive 911 calls at 11:28 p.m. Wednesday about two people who appeared to be dead inside a home in the 400 block of Winthrop Drive (map), according to a news release from the Hemet Police Department. Officers responded and found the bodies of a […]

  • A woman is treated by medical personnel following a shooting in Signal Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (Credit: Mecca Ibe)

    Woman Hospitalized After Being Shot by Police in Long Beach

    A woman was hospitalized after being shot by police in Long Beach on Tuesday. The incident took place in the 1800 block of Cherry Avenue (map) just after 8:15 a.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The woman was allegedly acting strange and talking to herself while walking through the Liberty Hotel complex with a small gun prior to the shooting, a witness said. The witness, who did not want to be identified, said […]

  • The corner of East Edgeware Road and Kellam Avenue is seen in this image taken from Google Maps.

    Man Fatally Shot in Echo Park Area; Gunman Sought

    Police were investigating a fatal shooting in the Echo Park area Monday morning. A man was shot in the stomach near the corner of East Edgeware Road and Kellam Avenue at about 1:15 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado said. The shooting victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died, according to Preciado. The gunman fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle, Preciado said. It was unclear if the shooting was gang related.

  • LASD released these images of an assault rifle and ammunition investigators said were found at the home of Sergio Castanon Jr. on Oct. 16, 2014.

    Man Suspected of Making Threat Against Pierce College Had Assault Rifle, Handgun: Sheriff’s Department

    A 26-year-old Northridge man who allegedly had an assault rifle was arrested on suspicion of making a threat that prompted the temporary evacuation of Pierce College in Woodland Hills Thursday. Evacuations began about 8:30 a.m. and classes did not resume till 3:30 p.m., by which time authorities had found firearms and ammunition at the home of the man they suspected of making the threat. Students were asked through the school’s Facebook and Twitter accounts not to come to campus and to spread […]

  • Police investigate a fatal stabbing outside an apartment building in Pasadena on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Husband and Wife Fatally Stabbed in Pasadena Apartment; Family Member in Custody

    A stabbing at an apartment building in Pasadena left a married couple dead and a man believed to be relative in custody Monday morning, according to police. About 6:15 a.m., authorities received a 911 call from the male victim, who said he and his wife had been stabbed and were badly injured inside a third-floor apartment in the 200 block of North Madison Avenue (map), a news release from the Pasadena Police Department stated. “The caller reported that the suspect, a reported […]

  • Two cars crashed following a pursuit on the 5 Freeway in Santa Ana on Wednesday. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Alleged Burglars in Custody Following O.C. Pursuit, Crash

    Four people were taken into custody after a pursuit ended in a crash on the 5 Freeway Santa Ana on Wednesday. The chase began in Laguna Hills at about 11 a.m. when sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over a white Audi SUV with four alleged burglars inside, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The driver refused to stop and led authorities on a pursuit that lasted about 30 minutes before crashing into a white Chevy Volt on the 5 Freeway near the […]

  • Covina police Officer Jordan Corder is shown in a photo posted to the city's website. He died Sept. 30, 2014.

    Funeral Services Held for Covina Police Officer Killed in Crash

    Funeral services were held Tuesday for a Covina police officer who died following a motorcycle crash while on duty last month. Officer Jordan Corder’s motorcycle collided with a Honda CR-V near the intersection of West Puente Street and North Citrus Avenue (map) on Sept. 30. Corder, the son of a retired Covina police captain, was thrown from the motorcycle and died after being rushed to nearby Inter-Community Hospital. “The Covina police department family and community suffered a terrible loss today,” Capt. Derek Webster said the night […]

  • Amanda Woodruff, 28, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and Felony Child Endangerment after allegedly leaving her three children in a locked car. (Credit: Simi Valley Police Department)

    Simi Valley Mother Arrested After Allegedly Locking Her 3 Children in Hot Car

    A mother was arrested on suspicion of DUI and child endangerment after allegedly locking her three children in a hot car on Monday in Simi Valley. Officers responded to a disturbance call at Grand American Tires in the 1800 block of East Los Angeles Avenue (map) about 3:40 p.m. and located the woman described in the report at a nearby animal hospital, according to a news release from the Simi Valley Police Department. While checking on the woman, officers were […]