Suspects in Shooting of 13-Year-Old Arrested

Boy is recovering from two gunshot wounds received in Thursday shooting.

Two reported gang members are being held without bail after going on a brief shooting spree in which a young teen was shot in the Glasell Park area.

Both suspects, ages 19, were arrested Thursday near Fletcher Drive and San Fernando Road and are being charged with attempted murder, said Sergeant Sanford Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast division. The suspects are being held without bail.

The suspects were captured after authorities deployed numerous resources to apprehend the suspects, who both led officers on a short foot pursuit near Fletcher Drive and San Fernando Road. The gun implicated in the shootings was also recovered, police said.

Police are connecting the two suspects to the three shootings reported April 26.

On Thursday around 4:15 p.m, the two suspects drove up to a 13-year-old boy in the area of Drew Street and Estara Avenue. The men reportedly yelled their gang affiliation to the boy and then opened fire, hitting the boy at least twice: once in the forearm and once under an armpit, Rosenberg said. The boy is expected to survive.

The suspects then drove down to the 3300 block of Cazador and fire their weapon at something, but no one was reportedly hit in that incident. It is unknown if anyone was targeted.

Another shooting was reported near Division Street and Avenue 33 when the suspects shot at a reported rival gang member. The intended victim was not hit, Rosenberg said.

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