50-year-old Gang Member Killed

July 19, 2006

Los Angeles: A Los Angeles gang member was shot and killed last night as he stood in front of a store located at 2700 West Pico Boulevard, authorities said.

On July 18, 2006, around 6:00 p.m., police were dispatched and found Francisco Gutierrez, 50, lying on the ground in front of the Deli Liquor store. He was suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was taken to California Hospital where he later died.

According to investigators, two armed men confronted Gutierrez and shot him multiple times. Witnesses told police that the two gunmen ran toward 15th Street and Fedora Street where they got into a late 90’s burgundy 4-door Honda Civic.

The motive for the shooting appears to be gang related. Police have few leads and are asking for the public’s help in finding three male Hispanic men in their early 20’s. One of the men was wearing a black T-shirt with blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rampart Homicide Detectives Erwin or Arteaga at 213-207-2060. During the weekends or after hours, contact the toll free 24-hour number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).