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East Los Angeles: Jessy Acosta, 15

November 12, 2009 |  6:38 pm

The location where Jessy Acosta was shot and killed. Credit: Google Maps Jessy Acosta, a 15-year-old Latino, was shot and killed  Friday, Nov. 6, in the 700 block of McDonnell Avenue in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

The shooting was reported about 11:20 p.m., said Deputy Aura Sierra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Acosta got into a fight at a party with a man between 17 and 21 years old, authorities said.

The man drew a handgun, shot Acosta in the upper torso and fled, Sierra said. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, coroner's officials said.

Sheriff'sinvestigators were interviewing partygoers to obtain information about the gunman. About 75 people were at the party. 

Anyone with information about the shooting can call the Sheriff's Department's homicide squad at (323) 890-5500. Callers can remain anonymous.

-- Ruben Vives

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Map: The location where Jessy Acosta was shot and killed. Credit: Google Maps