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News Release

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Media Relations

Three Men Shot in Boyle Heights

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects responsible for the shooting death of 22-year-old Francisco Tomas and the shooting of Adolfo Delgado, 21, and Christian Linares, 19.

On Friday, February 27, 2009 at about 10:45 p.m., the victims were in the 3300 block of East Olympic Blvd when two suspects walked towards them.  The suspects asked the victims where they were from and suddenly began shooting.  Tomas sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.  Delgado sustained a gunshot wound to the hip and Linares received a gunshot wound to his hand.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victims to a local hospital.  Tomas later died of his injuries.  Delgado is listed in stable condition and Linares was treated and released. Detectives have determined that the shooting is gang related. The suspects are described as two male Hispanics, approximately 17 to 20 years of age.   

Anyone with information regarding this murder investigation is asked to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Jacob Dugger or Araceli Negrete at 323-526-3142 or (323) 525-3091.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247) or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website:  All tips may remain anonymous.