A 4-month-old infant boy was fatally shot in Van Nuys September 27. The early morning shooting also wounded a man and a pregnant woman. According to police reports, Anna Contreras, 28, was feeding Andrew Garcia inside a car parked in front of an alleged gang party in the 14300 block of Kittridge Street while Garcia's parents were standing nearby talking to a group of people.
Two men began arguing with the group. One of the two pulled out a shotgun and fired six times at the group and car, hitting Eric Ramirez, 18, who was standing near the car, Contreras, and Garcia, who was shot in the head.
Victim: Andrew Garcia
Garcia was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center, where he died a short time later. Contreras, who is pregnant, was in stable condition. Police say Ramirez walked to nearby Valley Presbyterian Hospital.
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Suspects are described as Hispanic males. One of the suspects is about 18-22 years old, about 5-feet, 8-10 inches tall, with a shaved head. The other suspect was described as 5-feet, 5 inches tall with a heavy build, weighing about 200 pounds. Anyone with information about the Garcia homicide should call Van Nuys Division detectives at (818) 756-8343.