Pacoima Middle School Shooting – Pacoima Middle School which is located at 9919 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331 has been placed on lockdown at the reports of an active shooter within the premises. An armed man was reportedly spotted in the school premises. In response to the report, a number of different law enforcement entities have taken action.
Investigation is still being carried out by officers and detectives who are currently present at the location. As at the time that this report was prepared, neither the existence of any victims nor their identification has been confirmed. There has been no success in identifying any potential culprits, and there has been no quick information published regarding any arrests.
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Foothill Area detectives of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are appealing to the general public for assistance in giving any information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who were responsible for the shooting death of a man in Pacoima. Officers responded to a radio call about a shooting in the 13100 block of Pinney Street in Pacoima on the evening of June 15, 2011, at approximately 10:25 p.m. Angel Lopez, a local of Los Angeles who was 20 years old at the time, was one of the four people found dead from gunshot wounds when the police officers arrived.
The paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department took all four victims to a nearby hospital, where Lopez later passed away. The conditions of the other victims are not life-threatening.
Lopez is believed to have been among a group of four individuals who were sitting in front of a property in the 13100 block of Pinney Street when the suspect or suspects came up in an unknown type of vehicle and shot a number of bullets towards the group. Detectives believe Lopez was one of the four boys. It appears that gang activity was the inspiration behind this murder.
Call Foothill Area Homicide Detectives Farell or Byers at (818) 834-3115 if you have any information regarding this crime. During non-business hours and on weekends, 1-877-LAPD-24-7 should be dialed. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) if you would like to remain anonymous. Cell phone users can also contact Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to the number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads). Every text message should start with “LAPD.” Tipsters can also visit www.LAPDOnline.org, select “webtips,” and follow the on-screen instructions.
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