ECHO PARK (CBS) — Several suspects wanted in the apparent gang-related shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in Echo Park were at large Tuesday, police said.

The shooting occurred at 7:25 p.m. Monday near North Benton Way and West Temple Street, said the LAPD.

The teen died at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of his relatives.

The boy was standing with some other young men when a dark-colored 2000 or 2001 Toyota Camry pulled up and several males got out and approached them, officials said. At least one suspect opened fire, fatally wounding the teen.

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call Rampart Station detectives at (213) 484-3639; or (877) LAPD-24-7.

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Comments (5)
  1. Luis says:

    WH Jones,

    This area you live in will forever be inhabited by a large population of Mexicans/Hispanics/Latinos. Get used to it, or get out.


    Luis Gomez

  2. ov says:

    first of learn to spell, as we can see you did not get a good education, second of all orange county is not that behind in homicide rate, so don’t act like your in a good county and echo park has a good amount of white population not just Hispanic.

  3. crazylegs says:

    you missing a word or two too, to live and die in L.A., it is the place to be you got to be there to know it, every body want’s to see.

  4. Schultz says:

    I know nothing! Schultz

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