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News Release

Monday, February 6, 2017

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Deadly Shooting in West Los Angeles NR17041jh

West Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the shooting of one and the death of another victim.

On February 5, 2017 around 5:15 p.m., West Los Angeles Area officers responded to the 8700 block of Guthrie Avenue for a shooting investigation. When the officers arrived, they located both victims.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and transported both victims to a local hospital. Victim-1 succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Victim-2 is in stable condition.

Victim-1 is described as a male Hispanics in his early 20s. Victim-2 is described as a 23-year-old male Hispanic.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic.

The motive of this shooting is unknown, but is possibly gang related.

Anyone with information is urged to call West Bureau Homicide detectives, at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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