The boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The boy's age and identity were not immediately released.
According to detectives, the boy was in the driveway when he was approached by four suspects, who were last seen running westbound on Somerset Boulevard.
If you have any information regarding the shooting, you're urged to call (323) 890-5500 or (800) 222-8477.
City News Service contributed to this report.