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Teen fatally shot outside his home minutes before new year begins

January 1, 2012 |  1:57 pm

A 14-year-old boy in South Los Angeles was fatally shot outside his home just minutes before the start of the new year, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The teen was standing outside his home in the 1300 block of 61st Street when someone shot him Saturday around 11:55 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Rudy Alaniz.

"He stumbled inside the house, where he told his mother he had been shot," Alaniz said.

The teen was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, he said.

There was no suspect description and police were still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

"We don't know if it's gang related or not," Alaniz said.

More than 500 people were killed in Los Angeles County last year, according to the LA Times' Homicide Report.

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