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News Release

Monday, August 11, 2003

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24 year-old Shot and Killed


Los Angeles: On Friday, August 8, 2003, North Hollywood Area Officers responded to a radio call of an " Assault With a Deadly Weapon with Shots Fired " in the area of Cleon Avenue and Burbank Boulevard. When the officers arrived, they were directed by a second radio call to a wounded victim at Burbank Boulevard and Lankershim Boulevard. Officers arrived to the second location and discovered 24 year-old Mark Colindres in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to his head.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Colindres to a local hospital were he died as a result of his injuries.

The Detectives investigation revealed that Colindres had been the passenger in a 2003 Infinity SUV when he and his 32 year-old friend, who was the driver, were shot at by an unidentified male Hispanic.

The motive for the shooting appears to be gang-related. The suspect(s) identity is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact North Hollywood Homicide Detectives at 818-623-4045. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.