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The young victim was standing behind a business on the 11900 block of Firestone Boulevard with two friends when he was approached by two other young men, authorities said.
"Some words were exchanged. We're not sure what," Francisco said. "Witnesses believed it was possibly gang-related."
Both attackers then pulled handguns and fired at the victim, striking him, "multiple times," Francisco said.
The wounded teen was taken to a hospital where he remained hospitalized in "grave condition," she said. The friends the victim was with were not injured.
Officials initially described the attackers only as Latino boys of about 16 years old, wearing shorts and black jackets.
The shooters were last seen fleeing the area on foot, Francisco added. No vehicle was seen in connection with the crime.
Sheriff's gang detectives have joined homicide detectives in the investigation.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.