Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of a 34-year-old man, resident of West Hollywood.
On June 25, 2022, shortly before midnight, Topanga Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an “Ambulance Shooting “in a parking lot located in the 21900 block of Ventura Boulevard. When the officers arrived, they located the victim laying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound next to his vehicle.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Operations Valley Bureau Homicide detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. According to witnesses, one shot was heard in the parking lot of the store. Based on witness accounts, it appeared the victim then drove to the entrance of the store’s parking lot where he exited his vehicle and collapsed.
The victim was a 34-year-old male, resident from the West Hollywood area. His identity 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. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompt.
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