Man Shot and Killed in Panorama City

November 24, 2004

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, November 23, 2004, at about 2:24 p.m., Devonshire Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 8800 block of Tobias Avenue, in Panorama City.

Upon arrival, the officers observed a victim of multiple gunshot wounds down at the location. Preliminary investigation revealed that 2-3 male Hispanic suspects exited a dark gray or green full sized SUV and confronted the victim. The suspects shot the victim multiple times in the upper torso and fled the location in their vehicle.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported the victim to Providence Holy Cross Hospital. The victim was pronounced dead a short time later. The victim has been identified as 23 year-old Yaniv Bahshian, a resident of Van Nuys.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Devonshire Homicide Unit, at 818-756-8291. 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).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.