EAST LOS ANGELES -- A teenage boy was gunned down Saturday night near a middle school campus, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said.
Deputies responded to a call of an assault at about 7:10 pm along the 4000 block of San Carlos Street, where they found the boy on the ground near a home. The street runs along the playing fields of Belvedere Middle school.
“The victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso,” said Deputy Tracy Koernerin a released statement. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
KTLA reported that the victim was believed to be 16 or 17 years old.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Update on Monday, May 6: LASD investigators had no additional to provide on Monday morning regarding the killing. A person at the county coroner said the identify of the victim was being withheld until family had been notified.
But a curbside memorial of flowers, candles and inflatable letters that spell out "Max" have been set up in front of a home on San Carlos Street. Meanwhile, a comment to this story on our Facebook page said a Go Fund Me fundraiser had been set up for the victim, Maximus Zuno.
The Eastsider has yet to confirm the name with authorities.