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News Release

Monday, March 31, 2003

Media Relations

18 Year-Old Dies from Gang-Related Shooting


Los Angeles: On Sunday, March 30, 2003, at approximately 7:35 p.m., Van Nuys Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 14800 block of Roscoe Boulevard. Upon arrival at the location, the officers found the victim, Salvador Celis, a male Hispanic, 18 year-old resident of Canoga Park, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced Celis dead at the location.

The motive for the shooting at this time appears to be gang-related. To date, no witnesses to this crime have been located.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Van Nuys Homicide Unit at 818- 756-8370. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.