Police are searching for two suspects in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male in Highland Park Saturday night in what homicide detectives believe is a gang-related killing. The 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot multiple times in the 100 block of North Avenue 51 near Figueroa Street, said Sgt. Robert Alaniz with the Northeast Division. Gang unit officers who were in the area heard gun shots at about 8:45 p.m. and found the victim in front of 119 N. Avenue 51. Two suspects described as male Latinos fled on the foot and left the scene in a dark-colored, mid-sized vehicle, Alaniz said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Northeast homicide detectives at (323) 344-5744.