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News Release

Monday, December 21, 2009

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One Killed, Two Hurt in Gang Shooting NR09594ah

Los Angeles:  An 18-year-old man was killed and two people were injured in an apparent gang shooting outside of an apartment complex in West Los Angeles on December 20, 2009.

The shooting occurred about 6:20 P.M., in the 8500 block of Beverlywood Street.  Detectives say a group of people were standing in front of an apartment building when a gunman across the street open fired on them.  Three victims were hit and rushed to local hospitals.  Nelson Salazar of Los Angeles died from his injuries and two others were treated and released.   

According to witnesses, the suspect was last seen on foot wearing a dark-hooded sweat shirt.  His ethnicity is unknown.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact West Los Angeles Division homicide detectives at 310-444-1520.  During non-business hours or on weekends calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.