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Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public's help in searching for three suspects who shot and killed 33-year-old Gerson Farid Rodriguez on July 12, 2009, in Hollywood.

At around 1:00 a.m., a patrol unit was dispatched to a call in the 1000 block of North Western Avenue, and found Rodriguez suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim died at the scene.

According to detectives, a trio of suspects confronted Rodriguez while he was in a parking lot and blatantly shot him. Detectives believe that the shooting was gang related.

All three suspects are described as male Hispanics with shaved heads. They were last seen wearing a white T-shirts.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Hollywood Homicide Detectives at 213-972-2944 or 213- 972-2915. During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD." Tipsters may remain anonymous.