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Police Report Little Progress in Shooting Deaths of 2 Men

November 29, 1990

Police said they have made little progress in investigating the deaths of two young men who died in separate gang-related shootings during the Thanksgiving weekend in northeast Los Angeles.

There were no leads in Sunday's shooting death of Richard Pacheco, 18, of Eagle Rock, said Detective Lauren Zimmerman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division.

Pacheco and a companion, neither believed to be gang members, were walking in the 3100 block of Estara Street in Atwater Village when a car drove up. A passenger fired one shot, hitting Pacheco, police said. Witnesses told police that a passenger emerged and fired three more shots at Pacheco, who died at Glendale Memorial Hospital of head and back wounds.

Police have some leads but no suspects in the death of Edward Hueda, 17, of Silver Lake, who was killed Wednesday night at what police called a gang party.

Hueda was standing with a group in the front yard of a house in the 1600 block of North Alvarado Street in Echo Park when a man, believed by police to be a member of a rival gang, emerged from behind the house and shot at the group with a handgun, Zimmerman said.

The gunman escaped. Hueda died at Cigna Hospital in Los Angeles of gunshot wounds in the head and back.

Veronica Velasco, 17, and Alex Salmones, 17, were treated for minor injuries at the same hospital and released.

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