published Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Boy, 16, among 2 fatally shot at backyard barbecue

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say two people, including a 16-year-old boy, were killed at a backyard barbecue when a gunman opened fire from a vehicle that pulled up to the front of the home.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Mary Leef says someone who used a rifle from the dark-colored vehicle also wounded two men late Saturday. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Of the four shot, one man died at the scene. City News Service reports paramedics rushed the teen to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities have made no arrests. Leef says a motive for the shooting has yet to be established.

The shooting occurred in unincorporated South Los Angeles, an area known for gang violence.

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McRand said...

Today South LA is one of LA's least ethnically and racially diverse regions but I still think it's an interesting place. Except for West Compton, every neighborhood is dominated by the Latino majority (primarily of Mexican and Salvadoran origin) of 76% overall. The minorities are 20% are black, 2.8% are white and .7% are Asian.

September 11, 2011 at 6:19 p.m.
5v5 said...

Along with car jackings, country tears in my beer, and meth babies, yet another contribution to our society from poor white "culture".

September 11, 2011 at 7:45 p.m.
grandmastaj said...

Actually tnvols, the young white teens in Chattanooga play with guns and shoot their friends.

September 12, 2011 at 12:11 p.m.
mystyre said...

cbtole said... "Drive by shootings.

Along with car jackings, gangsta rap, and crack babies, yet another contribution to our society from black "culture"."

that may be, but who is profiting from the sell of automobile, music, logistics, guns & ammunition, etc.?

my point is this...crime of any kind in America is not a/an issue. it's an AMERICAN issue which means we all accept some responsibility, no matter how small.

September 12, 2011 at 2:12 p.m.
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