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Gunman kills man at Venice street fair

September 29, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A gunman opened fire at a street fair in Venice, killing one man and injuring a woman.Police said the shooting happened in the 1200 block of Abbot Kinney Boulevard just after 9 p.m. when the festival was ending. The area was full of people and tents when the shots rang out.

Adam Pacheco, 31, was shot a number of times by one gunman. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Police are unsure what provoked the shooting, but said they believed the shooting to be gang-related.

A 25-year-old female bystander was also shot in the face by a stray bullet and was taken to a hospital. She was treated and has already been released.

The suspect was described as a teen male Hispanic, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, medium build, with shoulder-length dark hair and dark clothing.

Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD at (877) LAW-FULL.


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