Juvenile shot dead in East L.A. [updated]

EAST LOS ANGELES — A teenage male was fatally shot tonight in the 3500 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue only a little more than six months after a deadly shooting took place in the same area.

L.A. Now reports that the victim, who was shot at about 6 p.m., was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital.

In April, a young adult male died after being shot multiple times in the 300 block of N. Alma Avenue, which is about two blocks away from today’s shooting.

Updated on Sunday, Nov 8: The victim, a 14-year-old Latino gang member, may have accidentally shot himself while handling a loaded handgun, according to an L.A. Sheriffs Department statement. The victim was found in an alley with a gunshot wound to the head. The investigation continues.

Detectives learned that on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at approximately 6:10 PM , deputies from the East Los Angeles Station responded to the 3500 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue, in East Los Angeles.  When they arrived, the deputies found a young Latino male lying in the alley south of Cesar Chavez Avenue. The boy was suffering from a gunshot wound to his head. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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  1. I’m the Mother of the 14 yr. old boy that was found laying on the 3500 block of Cesar Chavez Ave. in a germ infested alley suffering from a gun shot wound to the head back in 11/07/15. It really breaks my heart to hear all these broadcasting and the disturbing comment that a lot of people have left in regards to my son and his death. He ain’t here anymore to be able to hear the hurtful things that some cold hearted people had to saoutbout him. First of all you people think being rude and disrespectful makes you feel more of amen or a women? More power to you but it clear you peopleneed help serious. You people are quick to comment on thefirst thing you hear I stead of k owing the facts then commenting to the true facts. I cant believe not one broadcasting had any truth behind it beside him getting shot, him his lifeless body was tossed in an alley as if he was garbage and as a result to that my son lost his life that night. He had just turned 14 yr. old a month an a half before he was shot and killed. My son that died that night that so many people had so much crap that they had to say. Just goes to shows how many childish people there are out there that were raised with “No” respecot, manners nor consideration for other human life. It amazes me how people are so quick to judge the next person without knowing the person at all. Well my son has a name and its Gilbert Ramirez Jr. He had just started attending 9th grade at Torres H.S. and was well liked by classmates as well as school staff members. Starting from William R. Anton E.S., to Belvedere Junior H.S. and all the way up till the day he started attending Torrez H.S. He was a good kid he wasn’t perfect just like no one else is either. He was always happy with a smile on his face regardless if he wasn’t having a good day he wouldn’t let it show. He was always quick to put a smile on a person’s face if he noticed they were sad or all down. No matter what he had to do he would do it just to cheer you up. He was respdctful, had manners and had a huge heart. He didn’t deserve what happened to him Nor did he kill himself either. He was killed by someone else not with his own hands that’s a fact.

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