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News Release

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

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Tarzana Man Shot and Injured During Business Dispute

Los Angeles:† A man was shot three times while involved a business dispute Tuesday night.

At approximately 11:30 in the evening on July 19th, in the 5500 block of Beckford Avenue in Tarzana, 40-year-old Ramin Hashemi-Rad was involved in a business dispute with an unidentified Hispanic man in his late 30s.† During the course of the disagreement the man produced a handgun and shot Hashemi-Rad three times in the upper torso.† The suspect was accompanied by 2 other Hispanic men.† All three were seen leaving in a small black 4-door, partial license 4WA186.† The vehicle had damage to the front passenger door.

The victim was transported by paramedics to Northridge Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting the publicís assistance in solving this crime.† Anyone with information is asked to contact West Valley Homicide Detective Swanston at 818-374-7725 during normal business hours.† After hours or on weekends, please phone the toll-free 24-hour Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).



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