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News Release

Sunday, July 10, 2005

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Detectives Investigate a Double Homicide

Los Angeles: LAPD detectives are investigating a shooting that claimed the lives of two male Hispanics in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.   

On Saturday evening, July 9, 2005, at about 5:00 p.m., in the 1500 block of 43rd street, Hermillo Ortega a 44-year-old and a his 35-year-old unidentified acquaintance were arguing.  A struggle began between the two resulting in a shooting that injured both men. 

Both men were transported to local hospitals were they were pronounced dead. 

Anyone with information may call Newton Homicide Detectives at 323-846-6556. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hours toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFUL (1-877-529-3855).



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