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News Release

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Three Homicides in the San Fernando Valley May Be Related NR14321lp

UPDATE

The investigation is being handled by Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division detectives along with Los Angeles Sheriff Department Homicide detectives. The time and manner of these three crimes have led Detectives to believe that they are all linked.

Correction: There were 5 victims on the 1400 block of Celis Street. Three suffered gunshot wounds, another victim was gravely injured and another died at the scene from the injuries sustained.

The victim at the 12900 block of Filmore Street was a Female Hispanic approximately 50 years of age.

The suspect vehicle is a gold or tan SUV. Suspects were described as two male Hispanics with no further information.

Los Angeles:
  Los Angeles Police Department believes that three incidents that occurred this morning in the San Fernando Valley may be related. Robbery Homicide Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s) involved in these incidents.

On August 24, 2014, around 5:50 a.m., San Fernando Police Department officers responded to a shooting investigation at the 1400 block of Celis Street.  Upon arrival, officers found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds. A 20 year-old female died at the scene.

On August 24, 2014 around 6:35 a.m., Mission Division officers responded to a call from LAFD Station #91 who heard gunfire. Upon arrival at the 13000 block of Borden Avenue (Sylmar Recreational Center), officers found the victim a Male Hispanic between 25 and 35 years old with a gunshot wound. The victim died at the scene.

On August 24, 2014, around 6:45 a.m. Foothill Division officers responded to the 1200 block of Fillmore Street and found the body of an Hispanic Female, who had died from a gunshot wound to the head.

The suspect vehicle is described as a tan (light colored) SUV with tinted windows. There is no further description of the suspect(s).

Anyone with information is urged to contact 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

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