Shooting in Valley Glen leaves 1 man dead, LAPD says

VALLEY GLEN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A shooting in the Valley Glen neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley early Wednesday morning left a man dead, authorities said.

Officers initially responded shortly before midnight to a call of shots fired in the 13000 block of Victory Boulevard, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division.

About 45 minutes later they discovered a man, identified as a 38-year-old North Hollywood resident, suffering from a single gunshot wound in the 13600 block of Sylvan Street, less than a mile away.

Authorities said the victim was found by a passerby, who called police. The victim then wandered to Sylvan Street, leaving a trail of blood in the area.

Firefighter-paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene, and his name has not been released.

There was no description for the shooter or shooters other than they fled in a four-door car, police said.

Evidence was obtained that prompted the launching of a homicide investigation, police said.

Anyone with more information was urged to call Detective Steve Castro or the LAPD at (818) 374-1925. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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