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August 23, 2009

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is asking for the public’s help in identifying the persons responsible for the shooting death of 35 year-old Ching Tseng.  
On August 22, 2009, at around 6 a.m., Tseng was in the 3300 block of West 6th Street when he was approached by a male Hispanic approximately 25 years of age.  The Suspect demanded Tseng’s money and vehicle, then shot Tseng and fled to a waiting car with 3 additional suspects, two males and one female.   

Tseng was transported to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery, but died a short time later.

Detectives believe the motive for this incident was robbery.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Olympic Homicide Detectives Matt Gares or George Lee 213-382-9470.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.