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News Release

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Media Relations

Van Nuys Gang-Related Homicide

Los Angeles: Last night a known Van Nuys gang member was shot and killed by a rival gang member at the corner of Kittridge Street and Woodman Avenue.

On Tuesday, November 28, 2006, around 5:00 P.M., Van Nuys Area patrol officers responded to a "Shots Fired" radio call. When officers arrived they found 23-year-old Juan Manuel Alonzo suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Ongoing gang rivalry and a dispute over gang turf were motives for this crime. The suspects are two male Hispanics in their early 20s. The weapon was a dark-metal handgun. After the shooting, both suspects fled southbound on Woodman Avenue in a blue Ford Mustang.

Anyone with information regarding this information is asked to call Van Nuys Homicide Detectives A. Lopez or J. Nuttall at 818-374-0040 or 818-374-1963, after 5:00 P.M. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.


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