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Virginia Morales at gang murder inquest hearing
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated November 25, 1942 reads, "Virginia Morales tells of receiving a gun and giving it to somebody else." Morales, along with Pvt. Joe V. Olivas, Marine, Genaro Juarez, Arthur Mendoza, Edward Hernandez, and John Montez were arrested in an alleged gang shooting that took place at the home of Joe Gonzalez, 1441 Playground Street where a wedding shower was being held. Gonzales claimed that after he ordered Hernandez and Mendoza to leave, they returned with the other suspects. A melee ensued which lead to the shooting death of Felix Miramonte, 15, and the injuries of Marco Cano, 17, and Edmond A. Mendoza, 17.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 9710
Morales, Virginia
Mexican Americans--California--Los Angeles
Murder--California--Los Angeles
Clothing and dress--California--Los Angeles
Gangs--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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