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Police look for clues in fatal shooting of 17-year-old in Pomona

November 28, 2013|By Laura J. Nelson
  • Map is centered on the location where a 17-year-old was found fatally wounded Wednesday in Pomona. Red dots denote locations of homicides recorded within a two-mile radius since Jan. 1, 2007.
Map is centered on the location where a 17-year-old was found fatally wounded…

Authorities are looking for clues in a possibly gang-related shooting in Pomona that left a 17-year-old boy dead. 

An officer on patrol found the boy inside a car at White Avenue and 2nd Street around 12:06 p.m. Wednesday, Sgt. Matt Stone of the Pomona Police Department told the Los Angeles Times.

Authorities believe the shooting occurred next to the Metrolink train tracks at 1st Street and Hamilton Boulevard, about a quarter-mile away.

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"He drove until he couldn't drive any farther," Stone said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released, pending notification of his relatives.

Stone said the shooting could be gang related but investigators had no leads. Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers, at (800) 222-8477.

There have been 77 homicides in a two-mile radius of the Wednesday shooting, and 136 homicides in Pomona, since Jan. 1, 2007, according to The Times' Homicide Report. 

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