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Detectives investigating deadly shooting in South L.A.

One person was shot and killed Thursday at 108th Street and Western Avenue in an unincorporated area in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

The victim, described by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as a male juvenile, was shot about 1:20 p.m.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said it had no additional information about the incident or the victim as of late Thursday afternoon. Homicide detectives were at the scene.

[Updated 9:44 p.m. PDT Thursday, March 27, 2014: Thursday night, the department said detectives had learned that the 17-year-old victim was standing in front of a fast-food restaurant when a white vehicle pulled up next to him. Witnesses told detectives they heard gunshots coming from the vehicle, which drove away eastbound on 108th Street after the victim was hit by the gunfire.]

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