WOODLAND HILLS—On June 2, 2016, two males were found dead after being shot in the Topanga area. Around 4:00 p.m., Topanga Area patrol officers responded to an ambulance shooting radio call at the 6100 block of Corbin Avenue. Subsequently, the officers found two males with gunshot wounds inside a black vehicle.
When paramedics arrived at the scene they immediately pronounced one of the victims deceased. The other victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives arrived at the location to begin their investigation of the shooting.
According to a statement on the Los Angeles Police Department blog, the initial investigation demonstrated that both victims had met with the suspects earlier in the day to conduct a narcotics transaction in the area of Oso Avenue and Tiara Street in Woodland Hills. According to police, there was a dispute during the exchange involving money of some sort. One of the suspects consequently fired several shots at the victims as they fled the scene.
After the victims had fled the location in their vehicle, the suspects chased after them and a pursuit ensued. Once the suspects caught the victims, a second shooting took place and the driver suffered several gunshot wounds. At this time, there is no vehicle description, and the suspects were described as Hispanic males in their 20s.
The Los Angeles Police Department and Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are urging the public to help with any possible information that could lead to detaining the suspects at large. Any information can be directed to Detective John Doerbecker at (818) 374-1941. During non-business hours or weekends, calls can be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Tipsters that wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Lastly, you can go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.