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News Release

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Media Relations

Man Shot to Death in South Los Angeles

Los Angeles: Just after midnight Sunday morning, a man was shot to death in his truck in south Los Angeles.

On May 22, 2006, around 12:05 a.m., Ernesto Ochoa Carranza, a 33-year-old male Hispanic, was parked in an alley behind the 9900 block of South Haas Avenue. Two male Hispanics walked up and fired numerous shots into his vehicle, striking Mr. Carranza in the torso. The victim accelerated and crashed the silver Ford pick-up into a block wall.

Mr. Carranza was taken by paramedics to Harbor UCLA Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The motive for the shooting is unknown. No further description of the suspects is available.

Police are asking for the public's assistance in solving this crime. Callers may choose to remain anonymous. Anyone with information is asked to call 77th Street Homicide Detectives at 213-485-1383, during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).