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News Release
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Media Relations
   
   
15-Year-Old Teen Fatally Shot in Hollywood

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police are looking for an unidentified gunman who fatally shot a 15-year-old teen Monday evening in Hollywood.

At 8:00 p.m., a citizen driving near the 5600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard called 911 after hearing several gunshots go off and seeing Diego Cruz collapsing on a sidewalk.

When police got to the scene, they found Cruz suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was not breathing.

Cruz was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later died.

Detectives are in the initial stage of their investigation and have few leads. It is unclear if the shooting was gang-related.

Cruz was a student at Hollywood High School and was a resident of Los Angeles.

Police have no suspect description and are asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to notify Hollywood Homicide Detectives Larry Cameron or Rolando Rodriguez at 213-972-2901/2910. During off-hours or on weekends call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).


     
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