LAPD on the scene of the Pacoima drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy, Dec. 17, 2016. Photo: OnSceneTV
LAPD on the scene of the Pacoima drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy, Dec. 17, 2016. Photo: OnSceneTV

A 16-year-old boy who was shot Saturday night while riding in a pickup truck in Pacoima died early this afternoon at a hospital, according to police.

The unidentified teen was riding in a Ford F-150 that was heading west on Eustace Street between Dronfield and Cometa avenues when the truck was fired on by a passing vehicle about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The driver, who was not identified, saw the teen was hit and continued driving to the 11900 block of Sproule Avenue where he called 911, according to the LAPD.

Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon and shot fired call.

Police then called paramedics to the scene who treated the teenager and brought him to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

“He died today about 1:20 p.m.,” LAPD Sgt. Scott Kennedy said.

There were no descriptions of the suspects but the suspect’s vehicle was described as a Nissan Altima, according to police. The shooting was believed to be gang-related.

Anyone with information on this murder was asked to call LAPD Detective Steve Castro of the Valley Bureau Homicide at (818) 374-1925. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. All tips can be made anonymously.

–City News Service

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