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News Release

Monday, March 28, 2005

Media Relations

Shooting Results in the Death of Two Brothers


Los Angeles: On Sunday evening two brothers were shot and killed in a Pacoima back yard.

The preliminary investigation revealed that two unknown male, Hispanics approached the victims in a rear yard located in the 13900 block of Weider Street. The unknown males fired at the victims for unknown reasons then left the location. The brothers were transported to a local hospital where they died as a result of their injuries.

The brothers are described as 34 year-old Juan Villareal and 29 year-old Roberto Villareal.

This shooting appears to be gang related. The suspects are described as two male, Hispanics driving a dark colored vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call 818-834-3115 at Foothill Detective Division. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).