16-year-old boy fatally shot in Carson

A 16-year-old boy was killed in a shooting Friday night in Carson.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives responded to the 23400 block of South Avalon Boulevard on reports of a gunshot victim around 8:30 p.m. When they arrived they found the teen, who had been struck by gunfire several times.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities believe the incident is gang related. No suspect information was available.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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