PACOIMA—The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsible for killing a man.

An unknown individual dropped off the victim who sustained a gunshot wound at the San Fernando Valley Hospital, emergency room on Thursday, May 31 at around 11 a.m. the LAPD reported on their website. The victim was taken into surgery where he later died from his injuries. The victim has been identified as Jose Luis Ramirez, 57, of Pacoima.

The doctor who treated Ramirez informed detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide that the victim only sustained one gunshot wound, which led to Ramirez’s death.

Authorities are not certain where the shooting transpired or the identity of the individual who dropped off Ramirez  at the hospital.

The investigation remains ongoing, and authorities are reaching out to the public for information on the case.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. 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

Tipsters can visit, 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.

Written By Candace Buford and Kelsey Thomas