Danny Saavedra, 16


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Danny Saavedra, a 16-year-old Latino boy, was shot in the 500 block of 82nd Street in South-Central Los Angeles about 8:25 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, and survived on life support until 11:40 a.m. Saturday, March 10. He had been playing basketball in the street when his assailants drove by and shot at him in what police described as a gang-related attack. Afterward, officers from LAPD’s 77th Street Division pursued a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the killing. Two teenage Latino boys got out, the officers followed on foot and caught them.

* Update: Charges followed. Case is cleared.