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Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Man Shot, Staggers on Sidewlk, Dies NR16387ti

Van Nuys: On December 13, 2016, around 11:54 p.m., Van Nuys Area Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of a Shots Fired around the 13000 block of Victory Boulevard, in the City of Van Nuys.

Once the officers arrived, all parties had left the scene, but according to witnesses, they observed two vehicles parked in the lot near the 13000 block of Victory Boulevard. The witnesses heard arguing and then multiple gun shots. The vehicles drove off. While at scene, officers could not locate any evidence of a shooting.

At 12:50 a.m., another radio call was generated and a witness located a male victim of a shooting in front of the 13000 block of Sylvan Avenue, approximately one block away from the initial shots fired call.

The Los Angeles Fire Department found the victim suffering from a gun shot wound to the upper torso and he was pronounced dead around 12:58 a.m.

There was a blood trail from the area of the initial shooting to where the victim was discovered. Los Angeles Police Department Operations Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified.

Los Angeles Police Department Operations Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and conducted an investigation. A preliminary investigation confirmed that the Victim, was a 38 year old Armenian male from North Hollywood.

The suspect(s) are unknown at this time. The Suspect(s) vehicle was described as a four door vehicle and there is no further information.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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