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News Release

Monday, August 21, 2006

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One Man Killed in Shooting

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding any witnesses to a shooting that occurred in Los Angeles Sunday evening.

On August 20, 2006 at about 6:30 p.m., Robert Gonzalez, a Hispanic man, 17, and his 19-year-old friend, were seated in a parked car in front of a liquor store in the 11700 block of Culver Boulevard. Another Hispanic man walked up to the car and asked where they were from. The man then fired several rounds into the car, striking both Gonzalez and his friend.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital. Gonzalez died a short time later. His friend remains in stable condition.

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 (1-877-529-3855).

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