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Restaurant Shooting that Left 4 Dead May be Connected to a 2007 Murder

A police perimeter around the crime scene | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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A 2007 murder may be linked to Saturday's restaurant shooting that left four dead inside a middle eastern cafe, the LA Times is reporting. Akop Akopyan, 24, was found dead on Mulholland drive in what police believe was an execution hit.

The 2007 case hasn't been solved, but some of the deceased victims in Saturday's shooting, which is also thought to be an execution-style hit, were named in the investigation. Anonymous sources, however, say they were not considered suspects.

Saturday's incident is rumored to be related to Armenian organized crime.

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