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News Release

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Media Relations

Hollywood Detectives Investigate Homicide


Hollywood- On January 30, 2002, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Hollywood patrol officers responded to a "Shots Fired" investigation at a subterranean garage located at the 5400 block of Lemon Grove Avenue. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim of a single gunshot wound, 51 year-old Vuthipong Sanguansukdikosol of Hollywood.

The preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown suspect confronted Mr. Sanguansukdkosol after he drove into the subterranean parking garage and fired a round from an unknown caliber handgun.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Mr. Sanguansukdikosol to a local hospital where he died as a result of his wounds.

The motive is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information should contact Hollywood Detectives at 213- 485-6410 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24 hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This press release was prepared by Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.