One boy was killed and a second one was wounded in a shooting early Saturday morning in Hawthorne.
The shooting was reported at 12:30 a.m. in the 14300 block of Cerise Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which was assisting Hawthorne police with the investigation.
The victims were taken to a hospital where one boy died, the department said.
The second boy was treated and released for a gunshot wound to his leg, Deputy Grace Medrano said.
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The name of the deceased was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
When investigators arrived at the scene they saw that the boys had driven a short distance from where the shooting took place, Medrano continued. Both boys were shot inside the car.
A motive for the shootings was unknown at this point. Anyone with information on these shootings was asked to call the sheriff's homicide unit at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.