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Police Believe Teen Found Dead Under Freeway Overpass Targeted By Rival Gang Members

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LAKE VIEW TERRACE (CBS) — Police believe gang members drove up and shot a 17-year-old boy dead while he was tagging a freeway overpass early Sunday.

Alfonso Covarrubias, of North Hollywood, was found shot to death under the Foothill (210) Freeway at about 2:40 a.m., LAPD Officer Bruce Borihahn said.

Authorities suspect Covarrubias was a gang member and that he was engaging in graffiti when rival gang members waged the attack.

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