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News Release

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Media Relations

Van Nuys Man Shot in Car, Dies at Local Hospital

Los Angeles: A passenger in a car driving through Sylmar was shot early Saturday morning and died at a local hospital.

On September 23, 2006, shortly after midnight, Fernando Nuno, 21, of Van Nuys, was a passenger in a car traveling north in the 12700 block of Encinitas Avenue in Sylmar. Suddenly, an unknown vehicle pulled alongside and shot multiple times into the victim's vehicle. After firing, the suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction.

Nuno was taken by relatives to Holy Cross Hospital where Mission Area officers were conducting an unrelated investigation and saw them come in. Nuno was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The shooting is believed to be gang related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Mission Area Detectives at 818-838-9810, during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, phone the Mission Area Watch Commander at 818-838-9800.

The identities of callers wishing to remain anonymous shall be protected.



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