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Bicyclist fatally shot in North Hollywood

June 6, 2011 |  8:02 am

Los Angeles police were looking Monday for the suspects who fatally shot a man on a bicycle in North Hollywood.

Police were called to the 6800 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard at 1:30 a.m. Monday in response to a call of multiple shots fired.

A man in his 20s was found crumpled on the ground next to his bicycle, said Los Angeles police spokesman Bruce Borihanh.

The man, who had not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

A sheriff's deputy in the area chased a white van seen leaving the area, and called in a Los Angeles helicopter patrol when he lost it, Borihanh said. The van was located a few blocks from the shooting site, but the people inside had vanished.

Officers were going door-to-door questioning residents in an attempt to find the suspects, he said.


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