Teenage boy fatally shot outside Boyle Heights recreation center; 1 person in custody

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A teenage boy was shot and killed outside of a Boyle Heights recreation center on Tuesday afternoon and one person was taken into police custody, officials reported.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired around 3:30 p.m. in the area of 1st and Savannah streets, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The teenager, whose age was not released, was found in the parking lot of the Evergreen Recreation Center suffering from at least one gunshot wound and was barely breathing, police said.

He died a short time later.

“We just know that there was some sort of argument with these two kids and then one produced a handgun and shot the other one,” LAPD Capt. German Hurtado told KTLA.

The shooting happened very close to First Street Elementary School.

Hurtado said the suspect ran from the scene but was apprehended by officers and taken into custody.

Detectives are still trying to track down other people of interest that they need to talk to about the shooting.

Tuesday’s deadly shooting was the second involving a young victim. On Monday in Wilmington, a 12-year-old boy was fatally shot, and another child and woman were wounded in a shooting near an elementary school.

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