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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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Man Suffered Fatal Gunshot Wound Seeking Two Persons of Interest

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and Newton Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of two persons of interest.

On May 16, 2018, around 7:45 a.m., Newton officers responded to a radio call of an "Ambulance Shooting", in the area of Fortuna Avenue and 57th Street, in the City of Los Angeles. When officers arrived they found the victim, later identified as 40-year-old Victor Orduna, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Earlier, the victim had exited his residence and was on his way to work when the shooting occurred. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Orduna to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation and located surveillance video capturing two males riding their bicycle in the area before and after the shooting.

The first person of interest is described as a male Black, 20-30 years of age, riding a white "fixie" type of bicycle.

The second person of interest is described as a male Hispanic, 20-30 years of age, riding a peach or pink beach cruiser and wearing an orange reflector vest.



Anyone with information on this murder is encouraged to contact Newton Homicide Detectives at (323) 846-6556. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers.

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