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News Release

Monday, December 13, 2004

Media Relations

32 Year-Old Fatally Shot in his Vehicle


Los Angeles: On December 11, 2004 , at about 7:00 p.m. , Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood officers responded to a traffic accident in the 1400 block of Hobart Boulevard .

Officers observed the victim unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle. Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

Detectives investigation revealed the victim, identified as Jose Carreno, 32 year-old, resident of Los Angeles , was shot in his vehicle in the 1500 block of Hobart Boulevard . He was able to drive away southbound Hobart , crossing Sunset Boulevard, colliding with several vehicles before coming to a stop.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Hollywood Detectives, at 213-972-2901, or 213-972-2902. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.