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News Release

Monday, April 7, 2014

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Wilshire:  Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects who killed a 33-year-old male Hispanic.

On April 6, 2014, around 2:53 a.m., Wilshire officers were flagged down by a citizen and directed to a victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the 3200 block of Washington Boulevard near a closed elementary school.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

The victim has not been identified, pending notification to next of kin.

The suspects are described as several male Hispanics driving a white pickup truck.  The vehicle was last seen traveling Westbound on Washington Boulevard.

The investigation is ongoing and is possibly gang related.

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Bureau Homicide Detectives at (213) 382-9470.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”