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Sunday, May 31, 2020

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North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of a 26-year-old Isauro Birrueta, a resident of North Hollywood.

On May 29, 2020, around 11 p.m., North Hollywood area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an, "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shots Fired," in the 11700 block of Runnymede Street, in North Hollywood. When officers arrived, they found the victim unresponsive on the street sitting in his wheel chair, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

The investigation revealed a possible vehicle was driving west on Runnymede Street, appeared to stop mid-block and multiple shots were heard. The vehicle then continued west on Runnymede Street. The victim was struck multiple times as a result of the gun fire. Detectives canvassed the area for surveillance cameras, other possible witnesses and further evidence.

Anyone with information on this shooting should contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Steve Castro at (818) 374-1925. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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