Mid-City: 16-year-old boy is fatally shot on sidewalk

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Jayquan Johnson, a 16-year-old black youth, was fatally shot in the 5100 block of Pickford Street at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. The teenager, a 10th-grader at Hamilton High School, was hit once and pronounced dead at a hospital.

LAPD investigators said Johnson was standing on the sidewalk with friends when a vehicle with several suspects inside pulled up and fired multiple shots. Those in the group ran for cover, but one of the bullets struck Johnson. The suspects fled in the car, striking parked vehicles as they sped away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wilshire homicide detectives at (213) 473-0446 or call (877) LAWFULL (529-3855).

—Andrew Blankstein