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Saul Garcia, 21

Saul Garcia, a 21-year-old Latino young man, was shot at least twice along with his companion, Kevin Deville, 21, in a double homicide at 7058 Hazeltine Ave. in Van Nuys at about 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. The two were standing together when a gunman, or two, walked up and shot them. Police got a shots-fired call in the area; they arrived but found nothing, and cleared the scene.

Right after the officers left, another call came on the radio: Someone had seen the two young men lying wounded on a grassy median next to the sidewalk a little ways away. The city Fire Department was already there. Either Garcia or Deville was transported to Holy Cross Medical Center. But both young men died very soon after being shot.

Van Nuys detectives are appealing to the public for help with the case. Anyone who heard or saw anything is asked to call (818) 374-1952, or, after hours, (818) 374-1962.

Update:L.A. Councilwoman Wendy Greuel announced a $25,000 reward on Friday, July 11, in the San Fernando Valley for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murders of Saul Garcia, 21, and Kevin Deville, 21.

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