Military Vet Becomes L.A.'S First West Nile Death Of 2013
Description:Los Angeles County’s first human death from West Nile virus in 2013 was reported on Thursday by county health officials.
Albert Shipman, 78, had pre-existing health conditions and was hospitalized in San Pedro when he died on Tuesday, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health.
His sudden death stunned family members.
“It’s just hard. One day he’s here and the next day he’s gone,” Shipman’s daughter Cynthia Balla said.(1:43)