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Saturday, January 9, 2010

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Domestic Violence Suspect Shoots Unintended Juvenile Victim

Los Angeles.:  A 22-year-old Reseda man is in custody for Attempt Murder and is being held on $500,000 bail.

On January 10, 2010, at around 10:30 p.m., Foothill Patrol Officers received a radio call of a shooting near the intersection of Haddon Street and Osborne Avenue.  They found a 10-year-old girl who had been struck by gunfire. She was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, but is expected to make a full recovery.

During the investigation it was discovered that the suspect, Victor Figueroa, had earlier been involved in an argument with his girlfriend.  He left the location, but returned a short time later with a gun.  When Figueroa fired the gun, the round hit a child riding in a passing car.

Figueroa was arrested without incident soon after the shooting.  

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Foothill Area Detectives, Detective Kirby Carranza at 818-834-3115.  During non-business hours or on weekends calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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