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News Release

Sunday, December 27, 2020

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North Hills: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide unit are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects responsible for the shooting death of a man.

On December 26, 2020, at 12:30 p.m., Mission Area Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of a, "Fire Department requesting Police Department on a Suspicious Death" at 9400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard at the Hometown Inn.

Upon arrival, officers were directed to a room, where they observed the Victim laying on the ground between two beds. He was unconscious and not breathing. He was suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The Los Angeles Fire Department pronounced the Victim dead.

According to witnesses the Victim checked in on December 25, 2020, at approximately 1:00 p.m. Witnesses also stated they heard a possible gunshot late in the evening .

The Victim was a male, Hispanic, 20 years old from North Hills.

His name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925. 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. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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