Boy Fatally Shot Near Boyle Heights Elementary School


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BOYLE HEIGHTS (CNS) - A boy was fatally shot near an elementary school in Boyle Heights today, and police were searching for the shooter.

The shooting was reported about 3:30 p.m. in the area East First Street and South Savannah Street, near First Street Elementary School, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Cervantes said.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. His name and age were not immediately released.

Officers established a perimeter in the area to search for the shooter. Reports from the scene indicated that one person had been detained, but police were still searching for a second suspect.

No further details were immediately available.

The shooting is the second in which a juvenile victim was fatally injured near a Los Angeles elementary school within 24 hours. At about 4:45 p.m. Monday, 12-year-old Alexander Alvarado was shot while sitting in an SUV at Denni Street and Blinn Avenue near Wilmington Park Elementary School.

Alvarado was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.

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