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Sunday, November 30, 2008

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Birthday Party Turns Deadly

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Luis Morales.  

On Sunday, November 30, 2008 at about 12:00 a.m., Morales was attending a birthday party in the 12900 block of Glenoaks Boulevard.  Officers responded to a radio call of reported gunfire at the location.  When they arrived they found Morales in the backyard, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives believe that there were nearly one hundred people who were at the party when the gunfire broke out.  All of the witnesses had left the location before police arrived.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mission Area Homicide Detectives G. Parshall or M. Armijo at 818-838-9810.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to the 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website www.lapdonline.org.  Callers may remain anonymous.