Father Makes Emotional Plea After His Son Is Gunned Down

PICO RIVERA (CBS) — A father is asking for help in solving the murder of his 17-year-old son, who was gunned down in Pico Rivera.

Robert Andrew Velazquez, 17, died at the scene of the shooting, which took place at 10:50 p.m. Monday in the 4000 block of Zola Avenue.

The teen, a junior at El Rancho High School, lived about a block away, according to a relative.

Jose Velazquez said his son, who is not in a gang, was mistaken for someone else.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.

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