Woodland Hills

Man Mysteriously Shot and Killed Outside Woodland Hills Apartment


A 27-year-old man was shot and killed Monday at a Woodland Hills apartment complex.

Witnesses interviewed by police said the victim left his residence, an apartment located in the 20500 block of Ventura Boulevard, before returning and saying he had been shot.

The man's roommates reported the shooting around 4:25 p.m, police said, and the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics.

No arrests were reported.

The shooting did not appear to stem from a break-in, police said

"We believe it's some type of dispute between our victim and the people who committed the homicide," said Lt. Jim Gavin.

The victim, who lived in Woodland Hills, was originally from Richmond, Texas, according to an LAPD press release. The victim was not identified, pending notification of kin.


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Police said they were canvassing the area for surveillance video.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective Castro at (818) 374-1925. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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 to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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