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News Release

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Media Relations

Victim Dies of Gunshot Wound - UPDATE

"Victim Dies of Gunshot Wound - UPDATE"


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Area officers responded to a shooting call in the 5600 block of Lexington Avenue. Upon arrival, the officers discovered a 32 year-old male Hispanic suffering from a gunshot wound. Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to his next of kin.

The motive for this crime is unknown, however, it has been determined not to be gang related.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Hollywood Homicide Detectives at 213-485-6410 or they can leave a message on the Hollywood Tip Hotline, at 213-485-9168. On weekends and off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.


Hollywood Homicide Detectives have determined that the suspect shot the victim during an argument. The suspect has been identified as 30 year-old, Guadalupe Vasquez Obeso. The suspect was last seen in a possible late 1990’s Honda, black in color. This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. A photo of Obeso is available at Media Relations.