A 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot in Pacoima this week was identified Wednesday by authorities.
The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. Monday in the 12700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard, near Borden Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The teen, identified Wednesday by the coroner’s office as Giovanii Ramirez, was found by responding officers in the grass outside an apartment complex with multiple gunshot wounds.
Two people who matched the descriptions of the suspects were apprehended that night by officers investigating in the area, said Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department. The officers also recovered a firearm.
The suspects — Walter Smith, 21, and Ja’Ree Robertson, 18 — were taken into custody on suspicion of murder, according to investigators.
Their bail was set at $2 million each.
Officer Rosario Cervantes said Wednesday the agency was still investigating a possible motive behind the shooting and the relationship between the victim and the suspects.
Anyone with information about the crime was asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department.
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