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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Media Relations

Drive-by Shooting in Pacoima Leaves 20-year-old Dead NR11278bb

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Foothill Area detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who shot and killed a man in Pacoima.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at around 10:25 p.m., officers responded to a radio call regarding a shooting in the 13100 block of Pinney Street, in Pacoima. When the officers arrived, they found four gunshot victims, including 20-year-old Angel Lopez, a resident of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics rushed all four victims to a local hospital where Lopez died.  The other victims are in stable condition.

Detectives believe that Lopez was part of a group of four males sitting in front of a residence in the 13100 block of Pinney Street when the suspect(s) drove up in an unknown type vehicle and fired numerous rounds towards the group.  The motive for this murder appears to be gang related.    

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call Foothill Area Homicide Detectives Farell or Byers 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 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) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.