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Saturday, March 27, 2010

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Man Shot on Bicycle: Gang Related NR10160ah

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Foothill Area detectives are investigating an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot while riding his bicycle last night in Pacoima.

The shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m.  According to investigators, a gunman approached Sebastian Caldera while he rode his bike near Pierce Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard and shot him several times. Paramedics responded to treat the victim, but he died at the scene.

Detectives have not obtained any suspect description.  The motive of the shooting appeared to be gang-related.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Foothill Division Homicide Detectives at 818-834-3115.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1 -877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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