Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

17-year old boy shot and killed in California alleyway

17-year old Gustavo Alonzo Sanchez Garcia of Whittier, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, was found shot to death in an alley.

From an article:

"Upon their arrival, (deputies) discovered the 17-year-old male Hispanic juvenile lying in the alley," Deputy Benjamin Grubb said. "The victim sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene."

The victim was believed to be in an alley behind a friend's home when he was shot, investigators said.

The initial investigation indicated the shooter was male, Latino and wearing gang attire, officials said. He fled the area in a dark gray compact car, possibly a Nissan.

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