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News Release

Saturday, January 6, 2007

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Young Man Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: Police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding any witnesses who may have seen the shooting death of a Van Nuys resident.

On Saturday, January 6, 2007, at about 12:10 P.M., the victim, a 16-year-old boy was walking near Sherman Way and Van Nuys Boulevard. He was approached by a Hispanic man, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and white baggy shorts. For unknown reason the Hispanic man fired several shots striking the victim in the head and chest. The Hispanic man then ran to a nearby parking lot, entered a car driven by another Hispanic man and fled in a car described as possibly being white.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim is not being release pending notification to his family. The motive is believed to be gang related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Van Nuys Detectives at 213-374-0040. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.