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News Release

Monday, June 22, 2009

Media Relations

Pedestrian Killed in a Hit-and-Run NR09298ab

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is asking for the public’s help in locating the hit-and-run driver who killed a 30-year-old man early this morning in North Hollywood.

At around 2 a.m. Gabriel Pompa, a resident of North Hollywood, was walking on Vanowen Street at Satsuma Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound. The force of the impact caused the victim to be thrown from the point of impact and then hurled into a tree. The victim suffered massive injuries and died at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Valley Traffic Detectives at 818-644-8032.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247) 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.  All tips may remain anonymous.