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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Two Men Dead after Apparent Murder-Suicide NR10370kr

Los Angeles: Hollywood Detectives are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred on Monday afternoon, leaving two men dead.

On July 19, 2010, at about 12:40 p.m., Hollywood area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the 5400 block of West Sunset Boulevard.  Officers discovered Sung Chul Pak, a male Korean, 40 years of age, a resident of Los Angeles, and Marc Bayar, a male White, 50- years of age, a resident of Valley Village, shot to death inside the T-Shirt Warehouse.

Investigators believe that Pak shot Bayar before turning the gun on himself.  Both men were pronounced dead at scene.  A gun registered to Pak was recovered from the crime scene.  Police are not looking for any additional suspects.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Hollywood Homicide Detectives, Detectives Tom Small or Timo Illig at 213-972-2910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.