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Friday, June 2, 2006

Media Relations

Van Nuys Teen Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: Police are asking for the public's help in capturing the gunman who shot and killed 18-year-old Pedro Alvarez, a Van Nuys resident.

Early this morning, at about 12:30 a.m., Alvarez, a construction worker, was walking near the 6300 block of Kester Avenue when two gunman drove alongside him. One of the gunmen asked the victim a question and shot him in the chest.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Police have no leads and the motive is not clear. Alvarez had no apparent gang affiliation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Van Nuys Homicide Detectives at 818-374-0094. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-our toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).