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Shooting victim in city of Paramount identified [Updated]

November 21, 2010 |  1:27 pm

Map shows location of Friday's fatal attack and the locations of 33 nearby homicides since January 2007. Click for more details. Authorities have identified the teenage boy who was shot to death late Friday night after he was approached by four people in the 8200 block of Somerset Boulevard in Paramount.

The boy's name was Jonathan Escobar, and he lived in Paramount, according to coroner’s Lt. Joe Bale.

[Updated at 1 p.m. Monday: An earlier version of this post stated that Escobar was 16. Coroner's officials gave his age as 14 in a list of homicides released Monday. A watch commander said his body is still at the hospital and that officials were unable to provide additional information at this time.]

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Escobar was shot several times shortly before midnight. His attackers fled by foot, authorities said.

Detectives asked anyone with information about the shooting to call (323) 890-5500 or (800) 222-8477.

[Updated 6:10 p.m.: Since January 2007, at least 33 people have been killed in homicides within two miles of Friday's attack, according to data collected for The Times interactive Homicide Report.]


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Map shows location of Friday's fatal attack and the locations of nearby homicides since January 2007. Source: Homicide Report