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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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Two Brothers Die in Murder-Suicide NR11560kr

Los Angeles: One brother suffering from depression shot and killed his older brother before turning the gun on himself.

On November 29, 2011, at around 3 p.m., Rampart Area Patrol Officer's received a radio call of a death investigation in the 800 block of North Coronado Street.  When they arrived they were met by Los Angeles City Fire Department Personnel who were already on scene and had determined there were two decedents in the home.

Rampart Homicide Detectives responded to the residence and determined that 26-year-old Christopher Nguyen was being treated for depression and had recently been in and out of the hospital for treatment of his condition.

Tuesday afternoon Christopher went into his 28-year-old brother, Daniel Nguyen’s room and shot him as he slept. He then shot himself.

For further information please contact Rampart Area Homicide Detectives, Detective John Motto at 213-484-3466.During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.