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News Release

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting of a male victim.

Early this morning, around 5:12 a.m., officers responded to a radio call of a shooting at 6th Street and Occidental Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

A witness described the suspect as a male Hispanic fleeing the scene on foot westbound 6th Street.

A second victim informed officers that immediately after the shooting a male Hispanic pointed a handgun at him and took his bicycle.

A possible suspect, who was riding on a bicycle near 5th Street and Virgil Avenue, was detained by officers. The individual had discarded a firearm which was recovered.

The circumstances and motive of the homicide are unknown. The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information on this shooting should contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."


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