A 16-year-old boy was shot to death on Saturday in an apparent gang attack on Avenue 51, police announced Sunday.
The shooting happened at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of North Avenue 51, according to Officer Cleon Joseph of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers patrolling the area near North Avenue 52 and Figueroa Street heard multiple gunshots and responded to the scene, Joseph said.
They discovered an unresponsive male on the ground at the scene. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Joseph said.
Detectives believe two suspects approached the victim and shot him, Joseph said, then fled the scene in a dark-colored mid-size vehicle.
"The motive for this homicide appears to be gang-related,'' Joseph said.
Authorities urged anyone with information regarding this shooting death to contact LAPD Northeast homicide detectives at (323) 344-5744 or 1-877-LAPD- 24-7.