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Suspects sought in Panorama City shootings

This post has been corrected; see note at bottom for details.

Police were looking Monday for the suspects in two separate shootings in Panorama City.

A 35-year-old man was shot and killed Saturday night in Panorama City, and police are asking for the public's help in finding the gunman, according to Los Angeles police.

Several people called police about 10:35 p.m. to report gunfire in the 14700 block of Parthenia Street, just east of Cedros Avenue. Police officers found the victim on the sidewalk "bleeding badly," said Capt. Todd Chamberlain, commanding officer of the LAPD's Mission Area police station.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he later died, Chamberlain said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, lived nearby and had no documented gang affiliation.

Homicide detectives have interviewed several people in the neighborhood, but so far they have not been able to identify the suspect or suspects, nor have they determined a motive for the shooting, Chamberlain said.

"We're asking the public's help in solving this murder," he said. "Detectives suspect the 911 callers might have seen more than they reported and would like them to come forward with any information."

In an unrelated incident, a man in his 20s was gunned down as he sat in his red Lexus at a strip mall on Roscoe Boulevard, KTLA-TV reported. The suspect in that shooting also was being sought.

“It’s kind of a shocker that I hear this, I haven’t heard this in a while,” neighborhood resident Oscar Giron told the TV station.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Det. Efren Gutierrez at (818) 838-9948. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

[For the record, March 18, at 10:43 a.m.: A previous version of this post stated incorrectly that the second shooting occurred on Parthenia Street. It occurred on Roscoe Boulevard.]

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