Authorities Thursday identified a 10-year-old boy who was fatally shot in a vehicle with his family over the weekend in La Puente, and detectives continued their efforts to solve the crime.

The shooting was reported about 9:45 p.m. Sunday on North Hacienda Boulevard at Amar Road, said Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Enrique Falcon died at a hospital, according to the coroner’s office.

The boy was seated in the family vehicle when someone in a dark-colored sedan fired a handgun, striking the boy in the upper body, Koerner said.

The family called 911 and met up with deputies in the 500 block of Fifth Street, from which he was taken to the hospital, Koerner said.

No suspects have been arrested, no suspect information has been released. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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