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News Release

Monday, October 5, 2015

Media Relations

Altercation Results in Death NR15340ne

North Hills: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the person responsible for the shooting death of a 20-year-old, male black who was shot during an altercation with unknown suspect(s).

On Sunday, October 4, 2015 at around 11:08 p.m., Mission Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of "shots fired" in the area of the 8200 block of Noble Avenue. When the officers arrived they discovered a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The victim's name has not been released pending notification of his death to his family. Detectives have not determined a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information is urged to call Det. Efren Gutierrez, Mission Homicide Unit, at (818) 838-9948. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 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 keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.