Murder Was the Case: L.A. Homicide No. 185, Victim Identified in Van Nuys Gang-Related Shooting

The 20-year-old man who was gunned down in an apparent gang-related shooting in Van Nuys on August 3 was identified as Giovanni Perez. 


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Perez was standing on a sidewalk on the corner of Valerio Street and Lennox Avenue about 11:30 p.m., Monday, when he was approached by a teenage gunman who shot him in the abdomen, then fled. Police believe the shooting was gang-related.


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