Search Continues for Suspect Who Shot, Killed Teen Girl Outside of Burger Stand

The search continued Saturday for a man who shot and killed a teen girl waiting at a hamburger stand the previous night.

The 15-year-old girl was shot to death around 9 p.m. Friday in the area of 78th Street and Western Avenue in South Los Angeles. The teenager was waiting for a food order with her mother before she was struck in the torso.

The girl was taken to a hospital, where she later died. She was identified Sunday as 15-year-old Hannah Bell. 

The shooter was described only as a male wearing a hooded sweatshirt. He was last seen running southbound on Western Avenue.

Police said they did not have a motive for the killing.

"At this point we can't see any reason whatsoever," Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Phillip Tingirides said.

A vigil for the girl was scheduled by Project Islamic Hope activist Najee Ali for 5 p.m. Sunday, at the shooting scene.

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