Teenage Boy Killed in East L.A. Shooting

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A teenage boy died after gunfire broke out in an East Los Angeles neighborhood late Saturday, officials said.

The shooting took place shortly after 7 p.m. in the 4000 block of San Carlos Street, between Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Michigan Avenue, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau.

Deputies responding to a call reporting the shooting encountered a boy estimated to be 16 or 17 years old lying wounded next to a home, Koerner said.

“The victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso,” the deputy said in a written statement. “He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

No suspect description was available as detectives continued canvassing the neighborhood into the early morning hours Sunday in search of clues and witnesses.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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