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Monday, May 9, 2011

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Los Angeles: LAPD Hollenbeck Homicide detectives are investigating the apparent gang-related shooting death of 22-year-old Daniel Castro of Los Angeles.

On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at around. 12:25 p.m., Castro was driving along North Broadway at Johnston Street with a female passenger when unknown suspect(s) opened fire on them from a pursuing car.  Castro was struck after the bullets penetrated his rear windshield. The passenger, who was not harmed, took control of the car and sought help for the victim.   The motive for the shooting is unknown and there is no description of the suspect car.
The victim was taken to a local hospital by private car where he received emergency medical treatment.  Castro sustained major trauma and was placed on life support until May 5, 2011 when he died.
If anyone has information concerning this incident, please contact LAPD Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Chavarria or Rios at 323-342-8957 during normal business hours or the Hollenbeck Watch Commander at 323-342-4100.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.