A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed outside a party in Garden Grove late Saturday, police said.
The shooting was reported about 10:50 p.m. in the 12500 block of Leroy Avenue, according to the Garden Grove Police Department.
Officers responded to reports of a victim being shot on the street near a large party. He was taken to hospital by family before police arrived, where he later died.
Authorities have not released the victim’s name, but a GoFundMe page created by his sister identified him as Julian Martinez, who had just turned 17.
“My younger brother Julian, was killed in an act of gun violence by vicious gang members,” the page reads. “This tragedy has shaken my family, and has left us scrambling to come up with expenses for something that we could have never prepared for.”
Police say a suspect, described only as a male Hispanic in his late teens, left the scene before officers arrived.
Anyone with additional information about the shooting is asked to call Detective T. Ramirez at 714-741-5839.