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Teenager slain, woman wounded in apparent gang-related shooting

August 11, 2011 | 11:11 pm

Map shows location of Thursday's shooting in purple, as well as 13 other homicides (in red) since January 2007. Click here to read more on the Times' interactive Homicide Report. A 15-year-old boy was slain and a woman in her 20s was injured in Northridge on Thursday night when their vehicle was riddled with bullets, police said.

At least one attacker walked up to the vehicle in the 7900 block of White Oak Avenue about 7:20 p.m. and opened fire, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The shooting appeared to be gang related, the LAPD said.

The youth was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital and was listed in stable condition, police said.


At least 11 homicides have been reported within 2 miles of Northridge since January 2007, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

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Image: Map shows location of Thursday's shooting in purple, as well as 13 other homicides (in red) since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report

Click to visit The Times' interactive Homicide Report

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