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A shooting scene was taped off after a 15-year-old boy was killed in Carson on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities on Sunday released the name of a 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed while walking with his girlfriend on a street in Carson.

Adalberto Salcedo III, a Carson resident, was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

The victim was walking on East Sepulveda Boulevard, west of Avalon Boulevard, with a female companion about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when they were approached by a silver or white four-door car, said Lt. Dave Coleman of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“Two male blacks exited the vehicle and began firing at the young man,” the lieutenant said.

Struck by gunfire, Adalberto fell to the ground. The gunmen then re-entered the car and fled eastbound on Sepulveda, according to investigators.

Adalberto was pronounced dead at the scene. His girlfriend was unharmed, Coleman said.

Although it was unknown if the the shooting was gang-related, the lieutenant said, homicide detectives believed the victim was specifically targeted.

Anyone with information was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.