LA PUENTE (CBSLA) — A 10-year-old boy was shot to death while riding in a car with his family, authorities said Monday.
The boy was in a car that was driving in the area of Hacienda Boulevard and Amar Road at about 9:40 p.m. Sunday when someone in a dark sedan fired at them.READ MORE: No. 13 BYU Rallies From Blown Lead To Beat USC 35-31
The boy’s parents called 911 and met with deputies on Fifth Street and Temple Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Tracy Koerner said.
The boy was hit in the upper torso. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.READ MORE: Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Response From SWAT, Beverly Hills Police
Homicide detectives collected evidence at both locations. A motive for the shooting was not known.
“This shooting occurred between one vehicle shooting into another vehicle, so it wasn’t an exchange of gunfire from what we’ve determined so far,” sheriff’s Lt. Charles Calderaro said.MORE NEWS: UCLA Runs Past Cal 42-14 To Wrap Up Eight-Win Regular Season
A description of the shooter or shooters was not released. Detectives will comb the area Monday for businesses that might have security video of the shooting.