LAPD Seeks Public's Help in Solving West Valley Homicide

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Homicide detectives are seeking the public's help today to solve a fatal shooting at a West Valley gas station.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, West Valley area officers received a radio call of a shooting at Sherman Way and Woodley Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday.

Officers found the victim, identified as Elvis Castellanos, 42, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. According to the LAPD, Fire Department paramedics transported Castellanos to a local hospital, but he died from his injuries.

So far, the investigation has revealed that a suspect exited a dark SUV at a gas station parking lot, approached the victim on foot and fired multiple times, police said.

The SUV then drove out of the parking lot eastbound on Sherman Way, and the suspect ran to the fleeing vehicle and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, wearing a gray hoodie and blue COVID face mask.

Anyone with additional information was urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide Det. Israel Lopez at 213-271-6893, Det. Sharon Kim at 213-216-0171 or the Operations Valley Bureau Homicide office at 818-374-9550.

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).

Tipsters can also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips'' under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers menu to submit an online tip.

In addition, tipsters can also download the “P3 Tips'' app and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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