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News Release

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Media Relations

15-Year-Old Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: A gang related murder occurred in broad daylight in the Lake View Terrace Area.

On December 14, 2006, at about 12:40 PM, the victim was walking his bicycle southbound on Foothill Boulevard near Terra Bella. When he walked past a dark colored compact sedan, which was parked against the west curb, a passenger from within shot him. The victim fell to the ground and the sedan drove off.

The victim identified as Joey Sandoval, 15, a resident of Arleta, was rushed to a local hospital where he died a short time later from gunshot wounds.

Detectives are asking witnesses to come forward with information regarding the shooting. The weapon and the suspects outstanding. The shooting suspect was described as a male Hispanic, unknown height and weight, 17 to 19 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to call Foothill Detective Division at 818-834-3115. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).