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Teen Girl Wanted For Allegedly Shooting 17-Year-Old Male High School Student To Death

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

WINNETKA (CBS)  — Police are looking for a 16-to-17 year old female suspect in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old male in front of his home in Winnetka Wednesday evening.

The unnamed suspect fled in a green sport utility vehicle, said Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner

Police were called to the 6900 block of Cozycroft Avenue, one block north of Vanowen Street, at 6:10 p.m. on a shots fired report, Rayner said.

The victim — a high school soccer player — was hit at least three times and taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The victim — identified as Francisco Rodriguez — attended El Camino High and was the team’s starting goalkeeper.

The motive for the shooting was not known, Rayner said.

An earlier report said the victim was 22.

Ian Kogan, the team’s coach, told CBS2 and KCAL9’s Serene Branson, that the deceased was “just a great kid. Funny. Always cracking jokes. Fun to be around.”

He added, “I loved him. I truly loved him. Got to know him…he was a great kid. He meant well.”

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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