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Friday, October 16, 2015

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and Van Nuys Division Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 19 year old Martinez.

On October 10, 2015, around 10:50 p.m., Van Nuys patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the 6000 block of Kester Avenue. When officers arrived, they found the victim, later identified as George Louis Martinez Jr., lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.

An unknown male Hispanic was seen on the street during the time of the shooting but fled the area before the officers arrived.

The motive of this incident is unknown and the weapon used is outstanding. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Van Nuys Detective Desk at (818) 374-0040. After hours, please contact Van Nuys Division at (818) 374-1999 or
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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."

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