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News Release

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Media Relations

Gang Related Shooting

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding any witnesses who may have seen the shooting of man in East Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

On February 7, 2007, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Gerard Hernandez, 27, was standing to the rear of an apartment building in the 2800 block of Lancaster Avenue, when two Hispanic men walked up to him and shot him. Hernandez was hit multiple times on the chest and managed to run to the main street to get help.

Hernandez was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The motive for the shooting is gang related.

Anyone with information is asked to Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Ruiz or Preciado at 323-526-3006. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.