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Sunday, September 5, 2021

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Panorama City: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left a man dead.

On September 5, 2021, at 1:20 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Mission Area patrol officers were flagged down by citizens regarding a shooting at the 14600 block of Titus Street.

Officers responded to the location and discovered the victim laying in the parking lot area suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was unconscious and not breathing.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced the victim dead. The victim was later identified as 30-year-old Walter Morales, a resident of Hawthorne.

Detective's investigation revealed that Morales had attended a party at the location. Detectives discovered casings of different calibers at the crime scene and were in the process of of obtaining video evidence from several surveillance cameras at the location.

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 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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