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Father Shot And Killed When Answering The Door For A Pizza Delivery

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A 37-year-old husband and father was fatally shot after opening his door Tuesday night, possibly thinking it was the pizza delivery he had ordered for his family.

Hovik Krboyan opened the gate of his home in the 4900 block of Medina Drive in Woodland Hills on Tuesday night at about 11:50 p.m. Instead of the pizza delivery he was expecting, someone shot him several times, according to the L.A. Times. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The man's wife and 9-year-old daughter were home, but were not injured, City News Service reports. Neighbors who heard gunfire called the police. The real pizza delivery employee showed up shortly after the shooting, but said he smelled gunsmoke and left, KTLA reports.

LAPD Capt. Paul Vernon said that while they're not sure who the killer or killers are yet, "cases like this often stem from business or domestic disputes." Vernon believes the man likely knew his killer. Investigators think there may have been between one and five assailants.

Neighbors of the family say that they had moved into the neighborhood in January.

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Anyone with information should call Detective John Doerbecker at 818-374-1943.