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News Release

Monday, July 29, 2002

Media Relations

27-year-old Victim Killed By Gunshot Wound


Los Angeles: On Sunday, July 28, 2002 at approximately 12:35 a.m., Van Nuys Patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 6900 block of Valjean Avenue. Upon arrival at the location, the officers were informed that the victim, Frank Anthony Rodarte, a male Hispanic, 27 years-old, resident of Los Angeles, had been shot in the upper torso while attending a party. Los Angeles City Fire Department Rescue Ambulance responded and transported Rodarte to a local hospital.

At the hospital, Rodarte failed to respond to treatment and was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. No motive for the shooting has been established and no witnesses to the crime have been found.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Van Nuys Homicide Unit at 818-756-8377. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213 485-3586.