Today is a heartbreaking day for the family of a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed around 11:30 last night near Temple Street and Union Avenue. The Eastsider LA and L.A. Now are both reporting that it may have been a gang-related shooting.
L.A. Now quotes LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh as saying:
A male suspect walked up to the victim at the corner of Temple Street and Union Avenue about 11:30 p.m., Borihanh said. The suspect, described as 19 to 24 years old, fired multiple rounds at the victim with a handgun, striking the victim in the head and shoulder.
Lt. Wes Buhrmester of the Rampart Division told The Eastsider LA that the victim was in an argument with the suspect, who fired five rounds:
Right now (8:00 a.m.), the investigation is still ongoing. Rampart Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene, and are still here, piecing things together. The victim has been identified and his parents notified and interviewed, however because he is a juvenile his name is being withheld at this time.