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News Release

Thursday, December 6, 2007

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Two People Murdered in Van Nuys

Los Angeles: Yesterday evening, a gunman approached two people in the Van Nuys area and fatally shot them.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., Los Angeles police officers were called out to a shooting call and found two men down on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds.

According to police, a gunman walked up to Kevin Deville, 21 and Asaul Garcia, 21, both of Van Nuys and blatantly shot and killed them. Deville died at the scene and Garcia was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

At the time of the shooting, the victims were standing in the 7000 block of Hazeltine Avenue.

Investigators haven’t determined the motive of the killings and have no suspect description.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Van Nuys Homicide Detectives Martin Mojarro or Linda Lowande at 818-374-1952/1999. During off-hours or on weekends call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).