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No arrests in fatal shooting near Frontier High in Whittier

March 27, 2012 |  6:31 am

Sheriff's deputies in Whittier continued their search Tuesday for a gunman who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy outside a continuation high school, officials said.

The shooting occurred Monday afternoon in the 9100 block of Painter Avenue. According to authorities, the teenager was shot during a confrontation with a group of young men.

Paramedics took him to Whittier Presbyterian Hospital in serious condition, and he was later pronounced dead.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sergeant said early radio calls reported that the boy had been shot in the head. Sgt. Greg Arnold said a group of suspects ran in different directions after the shooting.

Frontier High School and nearby school district offices were placed on lockdown while authorities searched for the gunman. Whittier Unified School District officials said in a statement that the victim was not a student.

Police have not released a motive in the killing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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