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Breaking: Youth shot, killed in La Mirada

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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By Brian Hews

One young person has been shot and killed in La Mirada in what law enforcement officials believes is a gang related attack.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a male Hispanic juvenile, which occurred Sunday night on the 13200 block of Duffield Avenue, La Mirada.

Detectives have learned that the victim was standing in the driveway of his residence when several unknown suspects approached him on foot, and fired several rounds at him, striking him one time in the upper torso.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

There is no suspect information available at this time, but in a statement to the media Monday morning the “shooting is believed to be gang related.”

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Group will continue to have updates on this situation throughout the week.

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