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December 23, 2015

Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the murder of 21-year-old Juan Santos.

On December 22, 2015, around 10:00 p.m., Van Nuys patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 14500 block of Saticoy Street. When officers arrived, they found Mr. Santos on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Mr. Santos to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two suspects were seen running from the location. The circumstances and motive for this homicide are unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this murder is urged to call Van Nuys Homicide Detective Santana or Detective Barba at (818) 374-1999 . After hours, please call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-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, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”