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News Release

Monday, October 30, 2006

Media Relations

Gang Shooting

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police detectives are asking for the public's help finding any witnesses who may have information regarding the shooting of a man in Atwater Village on Saturday morning.

On October 28, 2006, at about 8:35 AM, Jorge Bernal, 29, was standing in front of the 4100 block of Chevy Chase Drive, when a Hispanic man in a sport utility truck parked along the curb. The man in the sport utility truck called Mr. Bernal to come to the truck. As Mr. Bernal got close to the truck, several shots were fired from inside. Mr. Bernal was shot several times in the chest.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man. The motive for this crime is gang related.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Northeast Homicide Detectives at 213-847-9636. On the weekends or during off-hours, the public can call the toll-free, 24 hour anonymous tip line at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).