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News Release

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Media Relations

Fatal Shooting in Sylmar NR18231ml

Sylmar: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for
the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of
the suspects responsible for killing a man.

On September 2, 2018, at 1:00 a.m., Mission Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a
shooting at the 14500 block of Tyler Street in Sylmar. Upon Officers arrival, they discovered the victim down at scene with a gunshot wound.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Pedro Hernandez, 19 years of age, was at a party when he was shot one time by an unknown suspect.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local area hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Rich Moakley, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1938. 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 under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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