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Saturday, August 25, 2007

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1 Dead, 1 Injured in Gang Related Shooting

Los Angeles: An 18-year-old Los Angeles man was shot and killed and another unidentified man was injured in a gang related shooting yesterday afternoon in Hollywood.

At around 2:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Normandie Avenue and found Fernando Isaias Castellanos suffering from a gunshot wound.

Paramedics responded to the location and pronounced Castellanos dead at the scene. His companion was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Police have no suspect information.

The motive appears to be gang related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hollywood homicide Detectives Scott Mc Neil or Chris Mayberry at 213-972-2913. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).