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Boy, 15, Killed by Gunfire Aimed at Traffic

August 30, 1993

A 15-year-old Lomita teen-ager was killed early Sunday by gang members randomly shooting at traffic on Pacific Coast Highway in Harbor City, Los Angeles police reported.

Ramon Toro Jr., a student at Fleming Junior High School, was a passenger in a car when he was hit by a bullet believed to have been fired by gang members, said Detective Peter Ranzanskas.

Godinez Ramon Toro said his son was returning from a dance with his uncle, the driver of the car. The youth had delivered newspapers for the Daily Breeze for four years and recently won a trophy from the paper for his work, Toro said.

After the 1:20 a.m. shooting, the gunmen ran into a public housing project but no arrests had been made, Ranzanskas said.

Toro was pronounced dead at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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