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Man Ambushed and Shot Dead on Street in Van Nuys

Ramiro Melendez-Lobos dies at the scene, police say.

Man Ambushed and Shot Dead on Street in Van Nuys

By City News Service

Police asked for the public's assistance Thursday in the search for a gunman who shot dead a 22-year-old man on a Van Nuys street.

Ramiro Melendez-Lobos was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant as he walked south in the 6200 block of Cedros Avenue in Van Nuys around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday and died at the scene, a Los Angeles Police Department statement said.

Witnesses told police the gunman then ran to the passenger side of a waiting light gray Honda or Acura sedan, which was driven away west on DeLano Street. Detectives described the weapon used in the shooting as a 9mm semiautomatic pistol.

Anyone with information on the shooting was urged to contact the LAPD Van Nuys Detective desk at (818) 374-0040. Calls during non-business hours or weekends should be made to 877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting Crime Stoppers on 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most cell phone keypads).

Information can also be provided online by going to LAPDOnline.org, clicking on "webtips", and following the prompts.

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