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Motive a Mystery in Fatal South L.A. Shooting of 14-Year-Old

A vigil was held Monday night to mourn a 14-year-old who was shot to death in South Los Angeles.

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Elawnza Peebles is shown in an image posted on Facebook by his friend Jayy Preston.

Elawnza Peebles was shot in the 4600 block of Kansas Avenue (map) about 9:40 p.m. Nov. 9, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The teen, who had just moved to the neighborhood, ran to a nearby driveway then collapsed, police said.

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

The motive for the shooting is not known.

A vigil was scheduled for 46th Street and Kansas Avenue at 5 p.m. Monday.

Anyone with information was urged to contact Criminal Gang/Homicide  Division Detective Eric Crosson or Detective Miguel Gutierrez at 213-485-1383.

During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-527-3247 (877-LAPD-24-7). Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 (800-222-TIPS).

Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads), beginning the message with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to http://www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”

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