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News Release

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

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Gang Violence Claims the Life Of a Teenager

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding anyone who may have witnessed the shooting death of 16-year-old Gary Ortiz on Sunday, July 30,2006.

At around 11:20 a.m., Ortiz, along with two male occupants were sitting in his car in the 4000 block of McLaughlin Avenue. Two Hispanic men drove up next to his car and made confrontational remarks and started shooting into Ortiz' car.

Ortiz and his passengers were shot multiple times. All three victims were transported to a local hospital. Ortiz died as a result of his injuries and the other two victims are hospitalized. One is in critical condition.

The suspects are two Hispanic gang members driving a burgundy or reddish, four door, older model car.


Anyone with information is asked to call Pacific Homicide Detectives at 310-482-6313. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

Witnesses who wishes to remain anonymous is encouraged to call.