1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting near Wilmington high school

ByLeanne Suter and ABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Three teens were shot at Banning High School and one, identified by family as Richard Tafoya, 18, died on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.

WILMINGTON, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An 18-year-old was killed and two other teens were wounded in a shooting near Banning High School in Wilmington, police said. The shooter remains at large.

The shootings were reported around 3:12 p.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Broad Avenue and at the baseball field of Banning High School, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police believe the shooting is gang-related. They said two of the victims are students at Banning and one is a former student.

Family members identified the deceased victim as 18-year-old Richard Tafoya, and acknowledged he is a member of a gang.

Police said the deceased man was shot in the chest. One of the victims who survived was shot in the back and listed in critical but stable condition. The other was shot in the arm and is considered in stable condition.