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News Release

Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Media Relations

Daily News Newspaper Employee Found Dead Inside the Warehouse

Woodland Hills - On Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at approximately 2:43 a.m., Van Nuys Uniformed Patrol Officers responded to a Radio Call "Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Ambulance En Route, Shots Fired" located in the 6800 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue. Upon officers' arrival, Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance informed them that the victim was dead at the scene. The victim is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 35 years old, and suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

The location where the victim was found is a newspaper-distributing warehouse for the Los Angeles Daily News and the victim was an employee at the location. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Van Nuys Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information in regards to the incident is asked to contact Detective Al Aldaz at 818-756-8377. For information regarding this incident, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.

This press release was prepared by Officer Marlo Lopez del Haro, Media Relations Section.


Van Nuys Homicide Detectives are going to be conducting a press conference at Van Nuys Community Police Station, located at 6240 Sylmar Avenue, Van Nuys at 1:00 p.m. Detectives are going to release information on the Homicide investigation.