Discussion in 'Politics' started by Girlpower, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Is no-one safe any more?????????

    Just read this!


    Man Held After Tennis Stars' Sister Shot Dead

    POLICE have arrested a man in the hunt for the killer of the sister of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams.

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Aaron Michael Hammer, 24, was being held in custody without bail.

    The Williams family is in mourning for Yetunde Price, 31, who died in hospital from gunshot wounds. She was shot in the Los Angeles borough of Compton on Sunday.

    In a statement, the family said: "We are extremely shocked, saddened and devastated by the shooting death of our beloved Yetunde.

    "Yetunde was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. Our grief is overwhelming, and this is the saddest day of our lives."

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed that Price had been travelling in a white sports utility vehicle with a man, and the pair became embroiled in a row with a group of local residents.

    A police spokeswoman said: "Detectives were on patrol when they heard multiple gunshots.

    "They went to the scene and discovered that a man and a woman had been involved in an incident with local residents.

    "This led to gunfire and the victim died of upper torso injuries just after midnight."

    Price, a business management graduate and registered nurse, regularly accompanied her sisters around the world and was often seen at grand slam tournaments.

    Venus and Serena Williams are the youngest of five daughters of Richard and Oracene Williams.

    The family spent their early years in the Los Angeles area but later moved to Florida where the two tennis champions attended a training camp for the most promising young players.

    Price was not a resident of Compton but lived in nearby Corona, Los Angeles Police said.