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Apparent gang-related shooting leaves teen dead in Boyle Heights [Updated]

October 9, 2011 |  8:26 am

A teenager was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Boyle Heights early Sunday morning.

The victim, described as a 17- or 18-year-old male, died at the scene after an unknown suspect walked up and shot him three times near Michigan Avenue and Chicago Street at about 1:45 a.m., said Sgt. Rick Colombia of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck station.

[Updated Oct. 10 at 10:13 a.m.: The L.A. County coroner's office identified the victim as Miguel Chavez, 18, of Los Angeles.]

Police believe the shooting was gang-related but did not have a suspect description. No arrests have been made.

-- Abby Sewell