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News Release

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Media Relations

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Pacoima: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Kelly, and seriously injuring a second male.

On February 15, 2019, around 8:00 p.m., Foothill Area patrol officers received a radio call of "Shots Fired" in the 12800 block of Van Nuys Blvd. Upon arrival, they observed a male (later identified as Michael Kelly) laying on the ground in the parking lot. He was unconscious and not breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound. A second male was also located with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Kelly dead at scene. The other male victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

Preliminary investigation revealed both victims entered the parking lot, being fired upon by a male Hispanic, in his early 20s, from the passenger window of a black sedan.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Eloy Navarro, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-9550. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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