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News Release

Monday, April 25, 2011

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Victim Dies Three Days After Being Shot in Front of a Marijuana Clinic NR11179SF

Los Angeles: Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives are investigating the gang-related shooting death of 30-year-old Daniel Orona who was shot multiple times while parked in front of a Marijuana Clinic.

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at around 12:25 in the afternoon, Daniel Orona and three friends were sitting inside Orona’s van, which was parked in front of a Marijuana Clinic located in the 5400 block of Valley Boulevard.  The four men in the van were approached by a lone suspect described as a male Black, who pointed a handgun in their direction.  The suspect opened fire on the van striking Orona multiple times.

The driver, Orona, managed to drive a short distance away before one of the passengers took control of the van. The passenger then drove Orona to a local hospital for medical treatment. None of the remaining passengers/victims were hit by the gunfire.  

Daniel Orona underwent emergency surgery and has been hospitalized since the shooting.  On Friday, April 22, 2011, at 1:50 p.m., Orona died.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Garcia or Alfaro at 323-342-8956, during normal business hours or the Hollenbeck Watch Commander at 323-342-4100. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.