Panorama City Man, 20, dies of gunshot wounds; Newhall woman arrested

Posted on: 03/06/2018 00:00

(dailynews.com) A 20-year-old Panorama City man was found dead from a gunshot wound Monday morning in West Hills.

Responding to a call of a screaming woman, police arrived around 12:30 a.m. at a parking lot on the corner of Roscoe and Topanga boulevards.

That’s where they found Jose Mendoza suffering from a gunshot wound, said LAPD officer Rosario Herrera.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he died, she said.

A woman, Reyanna Villareal, 25, of Newhall, was arrested on suspicion of murder after detectives followed up.

They recovered a handgun, though the circumstances of what led to apparent shooting were unclear.

According to a preliminary report from the scene, whoever fired shots fled on foot.



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