Birthday Party Turns Deadly

April 24, 2005

Los Angeles: Saturday night, a young man was shot and killed at a Quincea ñ era in Reseda.
On April 23, 2005 at about 11:30 p.m., the victim, Roger Ramirez, was at a 15-year old girl’s birthday party at the Reseda Women’s Club Banquet Hall at 7901 Lindley Avenue. Among the more that 200 attendees at the party were several members from a local street gang. When a fight broke out between Ramirez and one of the gang members, the suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired several shots, ultimately killing Ramirez and injuring a second victim. The suspect left the location.
Ramirez, a 17-year-old resident of Reseda, sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back. He was transported to Northridge Hospital where he died from his wounds.
The second victim, a 20-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital where he was admitted in critical condition with a single gunshot wound to the back. His condition has since been upgraded to stable and he is expected to survive.
There is no suspect in custody.
There is no suspect description information at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Valley Homicide Detectives at 818-342-0449. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).