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News Release

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Media Relations

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North Hollywood: 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 of the suspect or suspects responsible for killing a 34-year-old man.

On January 14, 2019, at approximately 9:00 am, Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Uniformed Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of an "Ambulance Shooting," at the 7100 block of Whitsett Avenue. (Whitsett Park)

Upon arrival, officers were met by Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics who pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. Upon arrival, detectives assumed investigative responsibility.

Detectives observed victim lying on the ground in the parking lot of the park. Victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Detectives processed the crime scene for evidence and canvassed the area for witnesses.

Victim was a known transient who resided in the area. Victim's identity is not being released, pending notification to the family of the victim.

Victim is described as a male White, thirty-four years of age.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. 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. 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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