Panorama City: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.
On April 27, 2020, at 7:10 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department officers from Mission Area responded to a shots fired radio call at the 14600 block of Blythe Street. The victim was identified as Jose Gamiz De Leon.
Officers learned through witnesses that Gamiz De Leon had been shot on Blythe Street and transported to the hospital by a friend where he later died. Gamiz De Leon was 26 years old and a resident of Woodland Hills.
Detectives from Valley Bureau Homicide responded and investigated. Video surveillance captured two vehicles, a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser and tan Cadillac approach Gamiz De Leon as he sat in his vehicle.
An occupant from the PT Cruiser fired multiple rounds from a handgun, striking Gamiz De Leon.
Both vehicles fled on Blythe Street toward Van Nuys Boulevard.
Detectives believe this is a gang-related shooting.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Chris Campagna, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-9550. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.