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15-year-old boy shot and killed in front of mom in Pomona; gunman at large

15-year-old boy shot and killed in front of mom in Pomona; gunman at large
Officers investigate the scene of a shooting that killed a teenage boy Monday night in Pomona. (OnScene.TV)

Authorities are searching for the person who fatally shot a 15-year-old boy outside an apartment complex in Pomona on Monday night.

Pomona police responded shortly after 7 p.m. to a call reporting shots fired in the 1300 block of West Third Street. Officers found a teenage boy lying on the sidewalk in front of the complex with gunshot wounds, police said.

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He was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Romelia Olmos, a neighbor, told KNBC-TV Channel 4 that the teen lived in the apartment complex with his family and the shooting occurred in front of the boy’s mother.

“The car just stopped and started firing a weapon, and my mom said she saw [the victim’s] mom and they waited for the ambulance with the little boy and he had three bullet wounds,” Olmos told the station.

A description of the shooter was not immediately available Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pomona Police Department at (909) 620-2085. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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