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Monday, November 27, 2000

Media Relations

Gunshot Claims the Life of a Hispanic Man

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, November 27, 2000



"Gunshot Claims the Life of a Hispanic Man"

Van Nuys - On Sunday, November 26, 2000, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Van Nuys Area Community Police Station patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "assault with a deadly weapon/ shot fired" in the 6400 block of Haskell Avenue in Van Nuys. Upon arrival to the location, responding officers discovered the body of an approximately 40 year-old male Hispanic who had been shot in the upper torso.

Very little is known regarding the circumstances of the shooting, however it is known that the victim is a transient and apparently made his residence underneath an overpass of the 405 freeway near Haskell Avenue and Victory Boulevard exit with a group of male Hispanics.

The victim's identity has not been established and his next of kin has not yet been notified.

Van Nuys Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact Detectives R. Moore or C. Torrez at 818-756-8377.

This press release was prepared by Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.




For Release 3:50 pm PST
November 27, 2000