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undergroundrailroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:03 PM
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BREAKING: Sister of Venus and Serena Williams Shot to Death
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 01:24 PM by undergroundrailroad
Sister of Venus and Serena Williams Shot to Death


Sunday, September 14, 2003



LOS ANGELES An older sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams was fatally shot early today in Compton, the sheriff's department reported.

The 31-year-old woman, whose first name was not released, was gunned down about 1 a.m. today in the 1100 block of East Greenleaf Boulevard, said Deputy Richard Pena.

Deputies believe at least one suspect in the case may be barricaded near the same location, Pena said.

A sheriff's Special Weapons Team was at the scene.


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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:05 PM
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1. Source?
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 01:05 PM by goobergunch
*shocked and in disbelief*
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:05 PM
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Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:06 PM
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3. AP has nothing
NT
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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:07 PM
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4. On FOX Right Now...
Holy crappo...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:07 PM
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:15 PM
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27. fatally shot, ^&$%$%#
nothing to joke about ^&$@#$$%$
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:10 PM
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6. who was killed?
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 01:10 PM by DinoBoy
Serena and/or Venus? Or their sister?
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Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:12 PM
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8. NOT Venus OR Serena, older sister
Like I said, not a thing on AP about this but Faux does have it. She was murdered in Compton, where they all grew up.
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:14 PM
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11. I understand now
UGRR's original post was a little unclear on what was going on.
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:13 PM
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10. ok, I understand now
sad :-(
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:11 PM
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:12 PM
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9. TRAGIC
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 01:15 PM by BeHereNow
That is so tragic.
Any link? What happened?
I swear, it feels like all the good souls are
being sucked off the face of the planet and
the shitheads just keep thriving- like energizer bunnies or something.
I am deeply saddened to hear this.
They were actually good role models for
young women, unlike the idiot pop stars and sitcom
princesses flouncing about the media.
So sad that two young women who actually
had something valuable to offer are gone,
and we are left with what? Britney Spears?
Damnit.
BHN

Edit: Just read it was NOT them, but their sister-
STILL it is tragic news and will no doubt have
a terrible impact on them...I can't imagine losing
my sister in such a senseless way.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:15 PM
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15. No...
Venus and Serena were not killed.

Their older sister was.

I wish the original poster would fix the headline.

According to CNN:

BREAKING NEWS Yetunde Price, the oldest sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, fatally shot in Los Angeles suburb, according to publicist for Serena. Details soon.


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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:16 PM
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16. Compton is a LA suburb?
Uh CNN, you may want to check on that. NWA may not agree with that assessment....unless it wasn't Compton?
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kutastha Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:21 PM
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17. ...
Compton's just on the outskirts of LA, therefore a suburb of Los Angeles.
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:21 PM
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18. it's a smaller city next to a bigger city
so it's a "suburb" if it really is or not.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:16 PM
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28. yes, compton is a suburb of LA
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 02:17 PM by noiretblu
i grew up there.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:14 PM
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12. OMG!!!!
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 01:17 PM by VolcanoJen
:-(

Dear God, what a tragedy... OMG! Mina, thank you for posting this!

My thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with the Williams family today. Their family has contributed so much to the cause of African-Americans and Women in sports today. How positively unnecessary this tragedy is. :-(

Shocked,
Jennifer
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:14 PM
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13. Oh NO.......don't have cable...keep us posted Mina......
....and thank you!
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Jane Eyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:15 PM
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14. Gunshots heard, she died at hospital
Police heard gunshots and arrived at the scene, but she had already been transported to a nearby hospital where she died of the wounds received. Police surrounded the building with suspects inside. I think that the building is still being surrounded.

The details are sketchy at this point.
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Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:21 PM
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19. I checked the local L.A stations
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 01:25 PM by Scairp
They have nothing at all. This from the stations that see fit to show every single police chase that happens in the area. Will check again.

God forbid they interrupt football to speak of a murder. I can't believe they have nothing about this.
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MissouriTeacher Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:22 PM
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20. Here's a link.
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 01:22 PM by MissouriTeacher
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Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:31 PM
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23. I didn't know she lived in Corona
That's not too far from me.
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study_war_no_more Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:18 PM
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29. a sixteen year old was gunned down tuesday
below my window, he has not been named nor did he make front page. Because of the area in which he died low income black these things fly by quickly. This is the second shooting this year within a block of my house. Sighs
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:23 PM
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31. ain't it the truth...i don't know what the toll is in oakland
but it's awfully high, and mostly young, poor black men. it's tragic.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:23 PM
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21. The people most likely to be killed by violence are
young blacks with the rest of their lives ahead of them. They may be in a neighborhood in the wrong place at the wrong time, as a co-worker friend of mine was. It's sad that the violence of so many urban areas hurts black young people so much.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:26 PM
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22. Oh God! What is going on in this world?
I first read that as Serena and Venus had been shot to death. Thank God that's not the case, but it's still very tragic and my heart goes out to the William's family.
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mkregel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:46 PM
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24. Compton is dangerous
It can go from a decent neighborhood to dangerous in less than a block.

My condolences go out to the Williams family. This is horrible.
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:57 PM
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25. oh no!
what a tragedy. I love the Williams sisters. Does anyone know if this older sister was one of the ones who was on Oprah? I remember seeing that show and I came away really appreciating that entire family. How awful.
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undergroundrailroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:10 PM
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26. MORE: Associated Press
Sister of Venus and Serena Williams shot to death



Associated Press
Published 09/14/2003


COMPTON, Calif. --An older sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams was shot to death Sunday, and sheriff's deputies surrounded a house where three suspects were barricaded, authorities said.

Yetunde Price, 31, of Corona, was gunned down shortly after midnight in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton following a confrontation with some residents, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Butler said.

She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

At about 6 a.m., about 40 deputies surrounded a home where three people believed involved in the confrontation were barricaded, Deputy Richard Pena said. No arrests were immediately made.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:23 PM
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30. I think she was on Oprah
all were very accomplished and very close. How sad. :-(
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:46 PM
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32. Compton is a very bad place...
...I read the whole family moved away, which is for the best. No details in the article why the older sister moved back.

I am SO not a fan of the Williams sisters--I cheer for whoever plays against them, but this is just too awful for words. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:08 PM
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33. it isn't just Compton... anyone can have a gun these days...
I've live in L.A for twenty years. I dont know the details of this tragedy but as a rule, I try to avoid all confrontations, traffic, neighbors, salesmen, etc., even to the point of being perceived as a total wuss.
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:41 PM
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35. Welcome to DU, henslee!
I too live in the Greater LA Area, and I have adopted the same pacific attitude as yours. If "perceived as a total wuss" means staying alive, then I am Queen Wuss.
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Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:12 PM
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34. She did not move back to Compton
She lived in Corona, a fair piece from the L.A. area. I should know because Corona is considered part of the area I live in, the Inland Empire, which is east of L.A. They family lived there and I'm quite sure she still had friends there.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:54 PM
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36. Are you sure about Corona?
I thought the article I read said Compton. Anyway, that could just be typical journalistic incompetence to rush an article out.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:54 PM
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37. "Price lived in Corona, about 40 miles west of Compton"
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 05:56 PM by noiretblu
this is from the article...and it should be east, not west. the williams family used to live in Compton. so did my family...back in the sixties and early seventies. it was one of the places black people could buy pretty nice homes back then, and the schools were decent then too. i have (mostly) fond memories of growing up in compton.
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