Suspect Arrested in Panorama City Double Homicide in Front of 7-Eleven

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Angel Santana, 29, pleaded not guilty in a double homicide in Panorama City. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

A man wanted in connection with a double homicide that occurred in front of a 7-Eleven in Panorama City last month has been arrested, police announced on Monday.

Angel Santana, 29, had been sought in the July 17 shooting that left two men dead and another man injured, a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department stated.

Santana was one of two men believed to have been involved, LAPD said at the time.

Officers assigned to LAPD’s Mission Station followed a trail of information to the Palms Motel on Sepulveda Boulevard, where they found and apprehended Santana on Saturday night, the release stated.

“We had information that Santana was still local,” Lt. Paul Vernon stated in the release. “Every gang officer was looking for this guy. It was just a matter of time.”

Santana was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder, police said in the release.

His bail was set at $1 million.

An investigation into the shooting was still ongoing, as officers searched for the second man, according to Vernon.

“We still have one more shooter to identify,” Lt. Vernon added. “With Santana in custody, that might come a little easier.”

Anyone with information about the incident was urged to call LAPD Det. Gretchen Schultz at 818-838-9951. During off-hours, calls should be directed to 1-877-527-3247.

Those wishing to provide a tip anonymously were asked to call Crime Stoppers a 1-800-222-8477.