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News Release
Monday, April 9, 2007
Media Relations
   
   
Easter Shooting Leaves One Dead

Los Angeles:  A shooting on Easter Sunday claimed the life of a 23-year-old Van Nuys resident.

On Sunday, April 8, 2007, at around 5:40 p.m., Jose Garcia was walking home from a convenience store with his brother and a couple of friends, in the 14400 block of Valerio Street.

The group was confronted by a trio of Asian men, ranging in age from mid-teen to early 20's. Garcia and his companions attempted to run away from the suspects, but the suspects followed and fired multiple shots at them.

Garcia was struck several times.  His brother and friends transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses reported seeing the suspects flee in silver or gray Toyota pickup truck.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Van Nuys Homicide Detective James Nuttal or Detective Angel Lopez at 818-374-0040.  During weekends and off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).



     
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