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Paramount teen shot dead

Map shows location of Friday's fatal shooting in Paramount and other nearby homicides since January 2007. Click for more details. A teenage boy was shot to death late Friday night after he was approached by four people in the 8200 block of Somerset Boulevard in Paramount, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies said.

The shooting was reported about 11:50 p.m. The youth, whose identity was not available Saturday, was shot several times before the group fled, deputies said. No other details were available.

-- Dan Weikel


Map shows location of Friday's fatal shooting in Paramount and other 33 nearby homicides since January 2007. Source: Homicide Report

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So sad. Paramount is a great area, hopefully they'll catch these criminals that did this.

teenager??? was he 13 or 19...
should I feel sorry for him or was he just another gang member criminal...I need more info...I can't waste my sympathy on undesirables...

He was not a gang member, nor was a criminal. He was my band mates little brother. Only 13 years old walking home from a gig. The 4 people who fled like cowards must wanted to rob him, but instead took this innocent young life. Such a terrible lose, he was so talented and funny. RIP John my prayers are with you and your family.

Jonathan was a close friend of mine so i can tell anyone that he was a not a gang-memeber or a criminal...he was a good kid that always had a beautiful smile on his face. He had a great personality that had everyone who kicked it with him loving to be around him including me:'(...May you Rest In Paradise Jonathan<'3 no matter what i will always love you & im already missing you soo muchh:'(


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