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News Release

Monday, October 30, 2006

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Central Los Angeles Man Killed in Drive-by Gang Shooting

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man who was gunned down Sunday evening in Central Los Angeles.

On October 29, 2006, at about 7:15 PM, Rampart patrol officers responded to a shooting call at 1823 South Orchard Avenue. When police arrived, they found Freddy Saravia, 18, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics immediately transported Saravia to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The investigation revealed that two male Hispanics, driving a 4-door dark-colored car, drove up to Saravia and shot him several times in the upper body. The suspects then fled the scene. Both suspects and the weapon used in the shooting remain at large. The motive appears to be gang related.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Rampart Homicide Detective Jeffrey Breuer or Michael Arteaga at 213-207-2064, during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (1-877-529-3855).

Callers may remain anonymous.