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Teen shot at Norwalk shopping center dies

July 17, 2009 |  1:01 pm

A teenage boy shot Thursday night in a Norwalk shopping Center has died, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said today.

The 17-year-old and his two brothers on Thursday night pulled into a shopping center in the 12500 block of Alondra Boulevard, being followed by two men, Deputy Aura Sierra said. The shopping center is near Cerritos College.

The two men climbed out of their vehicle and one began firing, hitting the teenager, Sierra said. The two men then got back in their car and fled.

No suspect or vehicle descriptions were available. A motive for the shooting is still under investigation. Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

-- Ruben Vives