Shooting in the Topanga Area Results in Two Deaths NR16190lp

June 7, 2016

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects who killed two people in the Topanga area.

On June 2, 2016, around 4:00 p.m., Topanga Area patrol officers responded to the 6100 block of Corbin Avenue for an ambulance shooting radio call. Officers found two males suffering from gunshot wounds inside a black vehicle.

Paramedics responded to the area and pronounced one victim dead at the scene. Paramedics transported the passenger to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Detectives from Valley Bureau Homicide responded to the location. The preliminary investigation revealed that both victims appeared to have met with the suspects to conduct a narcotics transaction in the area of Oso Avenue and Tiara Street in Woodland Hills. During the meeting, there was a dispute where money was taken and suspect one fired several times against the victims as they fled the location. The victims continued to drive and the suspects chased them. The suspects caught up with the victims and a second shooting occurred where the driver suffered several gunshot wounds.

The suspects were described as male Hispanics in their 20’s; there is no suspect or vehicle description.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives, Detective John Doerbecker, at (818) 374-1941. 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 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.