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$75,000 award announced in shooting death of father, daughter in Hollywood

February 24, 2009 | 10:47 am

Los Angeles police and city officials today offered a $75,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved in the killing of a man and his 8-year-old daughter in Hollywood. Khachik Safaryan, and his daughter, Lusine, were found shot to death in December inside their Little Armenia apartment in the 1200 block of Tamarind Avenue.

Investigators think Safaryan and his daughter were killed in the morning. Their bodies were not found until that afternoon when Safaryan's 15-year-old daughter returned home from school, police said. The $75,000 award is being offered by Los Angeles Councilman Eric Garcetti, whose district includes the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hollywood homicide detectives at (213) 972-1203 or (877) 527-3247. Callers may remain anonymous.

-- Ruben Vives