Shooting victim in city of Paramount identified [Updated]
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.]
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.]
-- Garrett Therolf
Map shows location of Friday's fatal attack and the locations of nearby homicides since January 2007. Source: Homicide Report