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Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Los Angeles:  The LAPD Foothill Division Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information about the shooting and murder of a woman in San Fernando Valley.

On December 13, 2011, around 10:30 a.m., officers from Foothill Area responded to a radio call of a shooting just occurred in the area of Pierce Street and Kewen Avenue in Pacoima. Officers were directed by citizens inside a nearby residence where they located a 39-year-old Guadalupe Del Carmen Hernandez, a Pacoima resident, died from what appeared to a gunshot wound to her body.

Los Angeles City Fire Department Rescue Ambulance responded to the scene and pronounced Hernandez dead at the scene.

There is no information about the suspect(s) at this time. The weapon has not yet been recovered, and detectives have not determined what prompted the shooting.  

Anyone with information is urged to call Foothill Division, Detectives J. Martinez and H. Gahry at 818-834-3115. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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