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Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Winnetka: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects responsible for killing a man.

On April 7, 2021, at 8:10 a.m., Topanga Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a stabbing in the 7600 block of Gazette Avenue. Officers located a victim with multiple stab wounds laying on the grass in the backyard of a residence. The victim was not conscious and struggling to breathe. Detectives from Operations Valley Bureau Homicide responded to the location and assumed responsibility of the investigation. Their investigation revealed that the victim had entered the back yard of the residence through the rear alley.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where the victim was pronounced dead.

The victim is described as a 26-year-old Hispanic male from Canoga Park. His name is being witheld pending notification to the next of kin.

There is no suspect description.

Anyone that may have seen or heard anything is asked to call Valley Bureau Homicide detectives 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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