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News Release

Friday, September 8, 2006

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Murder-Suicide Attempt in Hansen Dam Recreation Center

Los Angeles: An apparent murder-suicide attempt occurred in the parking lot of the Hanson Dam Aquatic Center.

On Friday, September 8, 2006, at about 3:30 PM, Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the 11700 block of Foothill Boulevard, in the Lake View Terrace area. Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered a couple in a pick up truck with gunshot wounds. The couple was taken to a local hospital.

The woman was identified as 29-year-old Guadalupe Castaneda. She was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. Her husband, Irineo Castaneda, 33, is listed in critical condition from self-inflicted gunshot wound. The couple lived in Lynwood.

The initial investigation revealed the motive was possibly a domestic dispute.

The weapon is in custody and it is unknown if there are additional persons involved in the incident.

Detectives are asking witnesses come forward with information regarding the shooting. Anyone with information is requested to contact Foothill Area Homicide Detectives Brownell or Martinez at 818-834-3115. On weekends and during off-hours, call 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).