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The Shooting: Seven Years Later

September 17th, 2010 by Celeste Fremon



Seven years ago today, on the night of September 17, 2003,
Michael Domaloan, 21, and Felix Quiroz, 23, were shot outside a club named Bub Blars that was located nearby to Cal State Northridge. They each died of their wounds before morning.

Although the shooting took place in front of more than a dozen witnesses, no one was ever tried in criminal court for the deaths of Michael and Felix.

The reasons why this is so are complicated and heartbreaking.

I began to tell the story here at WitnessLA two years ago. (See part 1 here, and Part 2 here.)

For those of you who have been waiting for the next chapters, please know that it is a project that we at WitnessLA are committed to completing between now and the 8th anniversary of The Shooting.

In fact, it is because of a commitment this story, and others like it, that I am turning WitnessLA into a non-profit, and expanding it this year so that we can do investigations such as this one—stories that are far too important to ignore.

Our partnership with Spot.Us to form The LA Justice Report is the first step in that expansion. But more are in the works.

So, those of you who are impatient, hang in.

And stay tuned.

Posted in The Shooting | 1 Comment »

One Response

  1. Answering The Question Says:

    Although the shooting took place in front of more than a dozen witnesses, no one was ever tried in criminal court for the deaths of Michael and Felix.

    I suppose that’s because all of the witnesses are afraid of the cops.

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