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Teen Fatally Shot While Riding Bicycle In South LA

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A teenage boy has been fatally shot as he rode his bicycle in South Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday that the victim was riding his bike on Wednesday evening when an unknown assailant ran up from behind him and opened fire.

The victim dropped his bicycle and ran a short distance before collapsing. He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Detectives believe the attack was gang related. No other information was immediately available.

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