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News Release

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Media Relations

Uninvited Partygoers Crash Party - Killing Guest


Los Angeles- On Sunday, March 21, 2004, at about 1:10 a.m., Officers responded to a, "Shots Fired" radio call, in the 7400 block of Craner Avenue in Sun Valley. Upon arrival, Officers found 25 year-old Abraham Garcia, and a Resident of Canyon Country, lying in the street suffering from a gun shot wound to his chest. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported Garcia to a local hospital where he died.

The Detective’s investigation revealed Garcia was at a party with about 40 other guests when a group of uninvited males arrived. A fight broke out on the dance floor and two out of the three suspects pulled out handguns, firing several shots at the partygoers.

The suspects are described as male Hispanic’s in there 20’s. This shooting is gang related.

Anyone with information is requested to contact North Hollywood Area Homicide Detectives, at 818-623-4075. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.