1 Teen Killed, 2 Others Wounded in Strip Mall Shooting

A 17-year-old boy was killed and two other teenagers were wounded in a shootingTuesday at a strip mall in South Los Angeles.

The triple shooting occurred about 3:50 p.m. near 60th Street and Vermont Avenue, said Los Angeles police Officer Mike Lopez. The gunman got out of a car and opened fire at somebody standing with a group of teenagers at a bus stop, said LAPD Deputy Chief Phillip Tingirides.

About 10 shots were fired, Lopez said.

All of the victims are under 18.

The gunman was only described as a black male wearing a dark hoodie and jeans, Lopez said.

Lopez said it was too early to know whether the shooting was gang-related.

The victims were two boys and a girl.

Two of the victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The 17-year-old boy later died at the hospital. A 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were in the hospital in critical, but stable, condition.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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