On Tuesday, May 1, officers were called in to investigate a shooting that claimed the life of a teenage boy in Azusa, California. Here is everything you need to know about the case.
Lt. Rodney Moore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that officers responded to call about a gunshot victim just before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday.
The shots were heard on the 300 block of South Enid Avenue.
The victim is believed to be a 14-year-old boy. He was found with several gunshot wounds in his upper torso.
He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Edgar Carrillo, a resident who has lived in the area for 27 years, explained that he was about to eat when he heard seven to eight gunshots.
“They tried performing CPR then pretty much it was a wrap. He wasn’t responding,” Carrillo said.
He also explained that he’d never witnessed anything like this shooting in the neighborhood.
He described the area as “just a lot of families trying to raise their kids and nothing like this goes on at all.”
As of now, the victim’s name has not been released, but officials said that he is Latino and lived in Azusa.
The boy was believed to be riding his bicycle when he was shot.
No weapons were found at the scene.
Detectives are currently collecting evidence and speaking to witnesses in order to identify the suspect or suspects involved.
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Officials explained that it is not yet known if this was a gang-related shooting.
They are asking anyone with information to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tips can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).