Panorama City: On Saturday, June 9, 2001, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Van Nuys Area Community Police Station patrol officers responded to a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Shots Fired call at 7900 block of Willis Avenue. Upon arrival, the officers, found Eric Delgado, a male, Hispanic, 18 years of age, and a resident of Panorama City, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Delgado was subsequently transported to an area Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. It is believed that the crime is gang related; however, the motive has not yet been established.
The suspect(s) and weapon remain outstanding.
Van Nuys Homicide Detectives are handling the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to please call the Van Nuys Homicide Unit at 818-756-8377, or during non-business hours, the Van Nuys Area Community Police Station Watch Commander at 818-756-8346.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.