Teen Shot at Party

May 31, 2008

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the person responsible for the shooting death of a 17-year old teen.

On Saturday, May 31, 2008, just after midnight, North Hollywood patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 12000 block of Neenach where they found the victim lying on the ground with multiple gun shot wounds to his torso. Los Angeles Fire Department responded and immediately rendered medical treatment. The victim did not respond to their efforts and as result they pronounced him dead.

The preliminary investigation revealed that both the victim and the suspect had attended a party and had been engaged in a heated argument with each other. The suspect produced an unknown caliber handgun and fired multiple shots at the victim from close range, striking the victim in his upper torso. The victim fell to the ground and the suspect fled from the location.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.

Suspect and weapon are still outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call North Hollywood Homicide Detective Richard Wheeler at (818) 623-4075. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).