HARBOR GATEWAY (CNS) - Authorities are continuing their search for a boy believed to be between 10 to 12 years-old who allegedly killed a 15-year- old girl in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles.
The boy had stepped in to break up a fight between two 15-year-old girls when he allegedly fired one round at one of the girls, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.
The shooting was reported at about 12:15 p.m. Saturday at 14114 S. Vermont Ave., according to LAPD Officer Michael Chan.
“It started with an altercation between the two females,'' he said. “The male (suspect) approached the female (victim) and shot her in the chest.''
Paramedics took the victim to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m., Chan said. The victim's name was not released pending notification of relatives, he said.
The boy and the other 15-year-old girl fled the scene, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting was urged to call LAPD's South Bureau at 323-786-5080.