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News Release

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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Man Shot and Killed in Gang Shooting

Los Angeles: A 24-year-old man was shot and killed while walking on Western Avenue at Romaine Street.

On Monday, July 16, 2007, at about 9 PM, the victim, later identified as Jose Angel Ventura of Los Angeles, was found by officers on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. The officers had responded for a shooting call at the location. Paramedics pronounced Ventura dead at the scene.

According to witnesses, two young men were seen running from the shooting scene and they were described as Hispanics, 14-17 years of age.

The motive for the shooting is unknown but it appears gang related.

Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call Hollywood Homicide Detectives at 213-972-2910. After hours and on weekends, phone the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).