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News Release

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Media Relations

Four Men Shot at Mediterranean Restaurant in North Hollywood

Los Angeles: Homicide Detectives need the public’s help to identify and locate a suspect(s) wanted for killing four Armenian men at a Mediterranean Restaurant.

On April 3, 2010, at around 4:30 p.m., a suspect(s) walked into the Mediterranean Restaurant located in the 11600 block of Riverside Drive in North Hollywood and fired multiple gunshots. Several restaurant patrons were struck by the gunfire and the suspect(s) left the restaurant in an unknown direction.  

Some of the victims were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for their injuries. The following men died as a result of their gunshot wounds.

Hayk Yegnanyan,age 25, Sarkis Karadjian,age 26, Harut Baburyan,age 28, Vardan Tofalyan,age 31

The shooting does not appear to be random and it is not yet known if it’s gang related.  The motive for the crime is also unknown.  

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Detective Wallace Tennelle or Detective Luis Romero, Robbery Homicide Division at 213-486-6890. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1 -877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts.