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Teen fatally shot on MTA bus is identified

February 25, 2009|Ruben Vives

Authorities Tuesday identified a 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot during an argument inside an MTA bus in Hyde Park.

Edward Walker III was pronounced dead at the scene after the gang-related shooting about 9 p.m. Monday near 60th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard.

Walker and another youth got into an argument when the bus they were riding stopped at the intersection, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. As the argument escalated, the assailant pulled out a handgun and fired once at Walker, who collapsed on the bus floor, officials said.

The gunman fled on foot and was last seen heading east on 60th Street. The shooting is being investigated as a gang-related homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dets. E. Crosson and M. Kellum of the LAPD's 77th Street Division at (213) 485-1383.

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