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News Release

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

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One Man Killed, Another Injured In Gang Shooting

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding any witnesses to a shooting that occurred Monday in the San Fernando Valley.

On August 7, 2006, around 10:00 p.m., Jesus Garcia, 25, and another man, were in an alley in the 20700 block of Hartland Street, in Winnetka. According to witnesses, two Hispanic men walked up to Garcia and his companion and asked them, "Where you from?" One of the men pulled a handgun and shot Garcia and his friend multiple times in their upper torsos. The suspects were last seen running on Hartland toward Vanowen Street.

Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for multiple gun shot wounds. He remains in critical but stable condition.

The suspects are believed to be gang members.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Valley Homicide Detectives at 818-374-7721, during normal business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

The identities of callers wishing to remain anonymous shall be protected.