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News Release

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Media Relations

Fatal shooting leads to death in Koreatown NR16064TI

Los Angeles: Man dies after being shot in another cruel act of violence.

On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m., LAPD Olympic Patrol officers responded to a call of a shooting at Western Avenue and Venice Boulevard. When the officers arrived they located a large crowd of people in the parking lot of a marijuana clinic. A shooting victim who was conscious and speaking was located.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and rushed victim to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his wounds. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

Suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old. He was wearing dark hoodie.

Anyone with information on this shooting should contact West Bureau Homicide investigators 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contactCrimeStoppers 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."