Los Angeles: On Friday, March12, 2004, at about 3:50 p.m., Van Nuys Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call at Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue. Upon arrival at the location, the officers found two men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. One of the men was shot multiple times to the upper torso and the other man received a gunshot wound to his foot. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported both men to local hospitals. 20 year-old Anselmo Carbajal Jr. was treated for a gunshot wound to his foot and was released same day. 21 year-old Rene Carbajal was admitted in critical condition. The two men are brothers and residents of Van Nuys.
On Monday, March 15, 2004, Van Nuys Are Homicide Detectives were informed by hospital staff that Rene Carbajal had died as a result of his injuries.
The motive for the shooting at this time appears to be gang related. No witnesses to the crime have been found. Anyone with information is asked to call the Van Nuys Area Homicide Unit, at 818-756-8370. 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 Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.