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Authorities Friday identified a 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot in Sylmar.
The shooting occurred about 7:35 p.m. Thursday near Bromont Avenue and Maclay Street, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im. Jorge Nario of Sylmar died at the scene, the coroner’s office reported.
Officers sent to the 13900 block of Maclay Avenue discovered the mortally wounded teen lying on the ground, the LAPD reported.
“The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim … had an argument with the occupants of a white SUV,” an LAPD statement said. “The victim attempted to open the passenger door of the SUV when the driver produced a handgun and fired a single shot at the victim.”
The SUV was described as a white Chevrolet Tahoe with custom rims. The gunman was described only as an Hispanic male with dark skin and a moustache. He was wearing a black cap with a yellow P on the front.
Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call the LAPD Valley Bureau homicide office at (818) 374-9550, or (877) LAPD-247.
—City News Service