Man Shot, Killed in Quiet Sylmar Neighborhood NR12462pv

October 5, 2012

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles detectives are investigating a fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man, who was walking on a usually quiet Sylmar street around 1:40 AM, October 5, 2012.

Several neighbors living near Fenton Avenue and Fernmont Street heard a gunshot and called police.  A man was lying in the street, yelling he had been shot.  Patrol officers responded to the scene where they located the wounded man.  He told police that the driver of a gray American-made car, got out of the car, then shot him.  The victim described the driver only as Hispanic.

The victim died a short time later after paramedics rushed him to a local hospital.   The coroner’s examination will determine the cause of death.  The name of the victim will not be released pending notification of family.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Detective Gene Parshall, Mission Homicide Unit, at 818-838-9954.  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 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.