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News Release

Thursday, December 31, 2015

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North Hills: Los Angeles Police Department Operations-Valley Bureau homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the murder of a 37-year-old man.

On December 30, 2015, around 7:20 p.m., Mission Division uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "Shooting Just Occurred" at the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Plummer Street. When officers arrived they found a male Hispanic, near a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The initial investigation revealed that unknown suspects were involved in a possible "road rage" incident with the victim. One of the suspects used a firearm to shoot the victim. The suspects then fled the location

The victim's identity is not being released at this time pending notification to family. He was a resident of Winnetka, California.

Anyone with information about this murder is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-1934. After hours, please call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should 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 keypads with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."