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News Release

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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Dispute Leads to Murder in Van Nuys NR19049dm

Van Nuys: 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 34-year-old Jorge Soto of Northridge.

On February 25, 2019, around 2:10 a.m., West Valley Area uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Ambulance Shooting" in the 15800 block of Stagg Street. When officers arrived, they located a male victim in the parking lot of a business, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was engaged in a verbal dispute with several suspects that were seated inside of a vehicle. One of the suspects exited the vehicle and shot the victim before re-entering the vehicle and fleeing the location. There is no suspect or vehicle description.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" 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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