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News Release

Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead in Oakwood.

On Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:13 p.m., Pacific Area officers responded to a call of shots fired near 7th and Flower Avenue in Oakwood. When the officers arrived they found the victim down in the street from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

The victim has been identified as a 44 year-old, Mark Gonzalez, a resident of the Venice area.

The suspect was described as a male Hispanic, wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt, who left the location eastbound on Flower Avenue in a tan sports utility vehicle (SUV). This investigation is ongoing. The incident is believed to be gang related.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470. 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 Crime Stoppers at 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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