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Two teens killed by gunfire in South L.A. are identified

August 28, 2013|By Nicole Santa Cruz and Ruben Vives
  • Police tape marks the area where two people were killed in a shooting Tuesday in South Los Angeles.
Police tape marks the area where two people were killed in a shooting Tuesday… (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles…)

Police on Wednesday released the names of two teenagers killed in a gang-related shooting in Hyde Park.

Trayvon Jackson, 16, and Antonio Riley, 18, were standing in the 2700 block of West 64th Street at about 4 p.m. Tuesday when a light-colored, four-door sedan pulled up and at least one person began shooting, said LAPD Det. Chris Barling. A third person was critically injured.

Police were searching Wednesday for the light-colored car and the suspects believed to be involved, Barling said.

Witnesses told The Times
they heard numerous gunshots during the attack in the South Los Angeles neighborhood.

“There were two shots then about 20 consecutive shots after that,” a woman said.

Police said the neighborhood has been the scene of other gang-related problems, including graffiti scrawled on walls and assaults.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-1383.


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