Woman shot dead on sidewalk in North Hollywood neighborhood

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North Hollywood, CA – The Los Angeles Police Department detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 27-year-old Gabriela Diaz.

On November 25, 2020 at approximately 9:15 p.m., North Hollywood Area Patrol officers responded to a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Shots Fired, at the 6900 block of Simpson Avenue. Upon the officers arrival they discovered Diaz, a local resident, shot to death on the sidewalk in front of the location. The preliminary investigation revealed Diaz was arriving home, from an errand, when a gray sedan stopped on the street behind her vehicle. A male exited the sedan and fired numerous times into Diaz’ vehicle before fleeing north on Simpson Avenue. Diaz survived that volley of gun shots, only to be fatally shot moments later when the same sedan returned.
The motive of the shooting is still unknown. The murder appears to be an isolated incident, and not an ongoing threat to the community. The investigation is ongoing.

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Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective R. January, LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-1939. 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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