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News Release

Friday, August 6, 2010

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Man is Killed Driving down the Street NR10391kr

Los Angeles:  A 23-year-old man driving home from work was shot and killed Wednesday night, and the suspect(s) remain outstanding.

On August 4, 2010, at about 8:25 p.m., Saul Carreno-Melchor was driving southbound in the 8100 block of Langdon Avenue.  As Carreno-Melchor drove down the street shots rang out and he was struck by gunfire, causing the white Dodge pick-up truck he was driving to collide with vehicles parked along the curb.  

Los Angeles City Fire personnel responded and pronounced Carreno-Melchor dead at scene.

Investigators believe the motive for the shooting was gang related, but have not determined if Carreno-Melchor was the intended target.

Anyone with information related to this shooting is asked to call Mission Area Homicide Detectives, Detective Armando Acero or Mario Gonzalez at 818-838-9810.  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.