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Monday, November 30, 2015

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Man Found Murdered in the Silver Lake Area NR15907aj

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division Homicide detectives are seeking the assistance of the community in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 19-year-old Oscar Sandoval Jr.

On November 29, 2015, around 10:15 p.m., Northeast patrol officers responded to a "shots fired" radio call in the 1300 block of Allesandro Street. When officers arrived, they found Sandoval Jr. behind the wheel of a Nissan Xterra, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Sandoval Jr. dead at scene.

The motive of this incident appears to be gang related. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Northeast Division Homicide Detectives Governo or DiCroce at (323) 344-5731. During non-business hours or on the weekends call 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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