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Teen shot to death in alley near Whittier

January 20, 2012 |  8:14 am

Detectives on Friday were investigating the shooting death of a teenager in an alley in unincorporated Whittier.

Deputies discovered the 17-year-old in the alley about 10:16 p.m. Thursday in the 8300 block of Norwalk Boulevard after responding to a call about a gunshot victim, Deputy Benjamin Grubb of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

The teen was shot once in the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene, Grubb said.

Detectives are looking for a suspect leaving the scene in a dark gray compact vehicle, Grubb said. No weapon had been recovered.

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