Los Angeles teen killed by gunshot outside Boyle Heights recreation center


Authorities searched for a second suspect in the shooting.

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A teenager passed away as a result of firearm shots outside a recreation center this Tuesday afternoon in a neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles.

The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in front of the Evergreen Recreation Center, in the 2800 block of E. 2nd Street, near First Street Elementary School, in Boyle Heights.

A video, recorded by a passerby, showed a man and a woman, possibly their parents, being held by officers as they desperately tried to reach their son, whose body was covered with a blanket.

The teenager has not yet been identified nor was his age reported.

The authorities detained a person allegedly related to this shooting and a firearm was recovered.

So far the motive for the shooting has not been determined, but some versions indicated that it was allegedly related to gangs.

“It’s very preliminary, I don’t know if they knew each other, I don’t know if there was a discussion, but apparently some kind of dispute occurred and then the shooting happened,” said Los Angeles Police Department Captain Germán Hurtado.

Authorities established a perimeter while They were looking for another individual who allegedly participated in the shooting against the teenager.

It is the second shooting that occurs in 24 hours in which a minor loses his life in the vicinity of a school in the Los Angeles area.

On Monday, a 12-year-old boy was killed when two suspects approached the vehicle he was in with a woman and shot them near Wilmington Park Elementary School. In this shooting, the woman in the car was injured, as well as a 9-year-old girl who was wounded by a stray bullet while playing in the schoolyard.

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