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Sunday, January 1, 2006

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San Pedro Man Shot

Los Angeles:  Harbor Area detectives are investigating the shooting of a man in San Pedro.

On December 31, 2005, at about 12:16 a.m., Steven Castagnola, a 35-year-old male White, was on the sidewalk on 300 block of the West 9th Street in the City of San Pedro.  An unknown suspect(s) shot several rounds striking the victim.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is currently in critical condition and on life support.

The motive for the crime is not known at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detectives G. Dewitt or D. Burzumato, Harbor Detectives, at 310-522-2036.  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).