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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide Division are asking for the public's help in providing information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 21-year-old Tomas Luna Gomez.

On Monday, March 23, 2015, around 8:00 p.m., Pacific Division officers responded to a call of a shooting at the intersection of Inglewood Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard. When the officers arrived a motorist reported he had been rear ended by a pick-up truck that had left the location. Additional calls of a shooting came out and officers located the pick-up truck involved in the accident. Officers found Gomez, a resident of Los Angeles, inside the truck. It appeared that Gomez had sustained gunshot wounds.

Investigators believe that the victim was driving his pick-up truck near Jefferson Boulevard and Inglewood Boulevard when unknown person(s) fired into his vehicle. The victim drove the truck away from the scene and eventually stopped at Slauson Avenue and Braddock Drive.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and pronounced Mr. Gomez dead at the scene.

There is no suspect(s) description at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts





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