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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Saturday June 17th, 2023 :: 04:46 p.m. PDT


**Press Release: Carson Mass Shooting Incident**

On Saturday, June 17, 2023, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department South Patrol Division-Chief Myron Johnson along with Operations Safe Streets Lieutenant Richard Conti held a press conference to discuss the details surrounding a shooting that occurred in the city of Carson.

Speakers included Chief Johnson, Captain Jones, Lieutenant Richard Conti from LASD-Operation Safe Streets Bureau and the Mayor of Carson- Lula Davis-Holmes. Also in attendance were additional members from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, City of Carson-City Manager’s office, City of Carson elected officials, and members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.   

On June 17, 2023, at approximately 12:05 a.m. deputies from Carson Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the 1500 block of Abila Street in the City of Carson regarding a gunshot victim call for service.

When deputies arrived, they located five gunshot victims suffering from various gunshot wounds including injuries to their head, back, and upper and lower body areas. 

Witnesses at the scene notified deputies of two additional victims who had been transported by civilians to local hospitals prior to their arrival.

Deputies immediately assessed the victims and began life saving measures until relieved by LA County Fire Department personnel.

At approximately 12:07 a.m. a second call for service was received. The call indicated that a vehicle had crashed into a brick retaining wall of a property on the 21800 block of Martin Street in the City of Carson, approximately ¼ mile away from the Abila Street location.

When deputies arrived, they located a Male Hispanic, 16 years of age suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body.  Two additional passengers were in the vehicle but were not struck by gunfire.

There are a total of 8 victims ranging from 16-24 years of age. Two of the victims are listed in critical but stable condition in local hospitals and six were listed in stable (non-life threatening) condition. One of the six has recently been released from the hospital.

Operation Safe Streets Bureau detectives responded to the scene to conduct the initial investigation. They currently have over a dozen detectives investigating this incident.

There is no confirmation at this time indicating this was a gang related incident.  
"If You See Something, Say Something"

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department-Carson Station at (310) 830-1123. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website

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Robert G. Luna, Sheriff
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