WHITTIER (CBS) — Authorities are searching for at least one gunman after a 17-year-old Hispanic boy was fatally shot in the head Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened in the 9100 block of Painter Avenue in an unincorporated part of Whittier around noon, sheriff’s officials said.

Paramedics transported the teen to a local hospital where he was later declared dead.

At least one suspect were seen running from the scene on Painter Avenue toward Telegraph Road, officials said.

Frontier and Sierra Vista high schools were placed on lockdown. The lockdown was later lifted around 2 p.m., sheriff’s officials said.

The Whittier Union High School District issued a statement saying that the boy was not a student at any of its campuses.

No additional details or a motive for the shooting were released.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Comments (6)
  1. Tyrone says:

    Gang related? (sarcasm)!

    1. NeedToMoveFromWhittier says:

      Of course not!!!! (laughing hard)

  2. FFL says:

    Not gang related in Whittier and the vic was Hispanic?? You gotta be writing fiction..

  3. Where's the crowd says:

    Was he wearing a hoodie? Wheres the nation wide out pouring for a young 17 yo teen shot down in his prime of life? Oh wait, he wasnt black and theres no way this was race related….. A life is a life, why is one more important than the other? Cry about them all or dont cry at all…..

    1. Whittier gone Bad says:

      @Where’s the crowd, you are so right!!

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