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News Release

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Media Relations

Man Sitting in his Car Shot and Killed in Van Nuys

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding anyone who may have witnessed a San Fernando Valley shooting on Monday, August 7, 2006.

Around 10:15 p.m. that evening, Nelson Ramirez, 20, was sitting in his car in the 14900 block of Vanowen Street, in Van Nuys, listening to music. According to witnesses two Hispanic men, possibly gang members, walked up to Ramirez’s car. For unknown reasons, they fired several shots and then ran away.

Ramirez, who was not a known gang member, sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Van Nuys Homicide Detectives at 818-756-9970, during normal business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

The identities of callers wishing to remain anonymous shall be protected.