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Fatal Shooting in Van Nuys NR20035ll

Van Nuys: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Velley Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the shooting death of two men.

On February 11, 2020 at 11:23 p.m. LAPD Van Nuys Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 15000 block of Wyandotte Street.

When the officers arrived, they observed a victim laying on top of a second victim on the front porch of the residence. Both appeared to be suffering from gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and rendered aid, the first victim was pronounced dead at scene. The second victim was transported to a local hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses reported hearing an argument in the front porch of the residence. They heard gun shots and observed 3-4 males running away. The suspects entered a sedan parked on the street. The vehicle drove away east on Wyandotte Street.

This is an active investigation and the victims have not been identified.

Anyone with information on this murder is encouraged to contact Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, investigators at (818) 374-1925. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can also visit www.lapdonline.org, 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.


Detectives Seek Any Additional Victims of Serial Sexual Assault Suspect NR20034jc

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division Sexual Assault Unit are seeking any additional persons that may have been victimized by Simon Ruiz Hernandez, a defendant accused of serial sexual assault.

On July 23, 2019, Simon Ruiz Hernandez was arrested for the sexual assault of a minor and subsequent investigations revealed additional victims. Simon Ruiz Hernandez is believed to have assaulted minors that lived nearby as he would befriend children and their families. Among the persons that he is believed to have sexually assaulted was one adult that had been victimized as a young child.

On February 10, 2020, Simon Ruiz Hernandez was held to answer in court on multiple felony counts for sexual abuse of multiple minors between the ages of 11 and 15 years old. His bail is set at 2.8 million dollars and, if convicted, could result in a sentence of life imprisonment.

Simon Ruiz Hernandez's first known allegation of a sexual offense against a child occurred in 2004 and the heinous crimes alleged against him came to an end when he was arrested on July 23, 2019. Detectives believe that additional persons (minors, especially) were sexually abused by Simon Ruiz Hernandez.

Simon Ruiz Hernandez


Detectives are asking anyone with further information to come forward. Any additional information can be provided by calling the North Hollywood Sexual Assault Unit at (818) 754 - 8435. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.