Sheriff’s homicide detectives Saturday were investigating the fatal shooting of a teenage boy in Carson that they say could be gang-related.

The shooting was reported at approximately 11 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of 233rd Street, where deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Carson station found the victim with a gunshot wound to the upper body, said Deputy Brenda Serna of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The victim, who deputies say was approximately 15 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspect information was immediately available. Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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