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California teen killed in gang-related shooting of 2 people charged with murder, police say

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A man and a teen-ager accused of killing a 17-year-old boy in a gang-related shooting in California on Friday night, are in custody, facing murder charges, police told Fox News on Sunday.

The officers heard several shots fired in the vicinity of the junction of the Wabash and Evergreen avenues in Los Angeles at about 11:50 p.m. and found the teen unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound, the Los Angeles Police department, he said, adding that a witness reported that two male suspects escaped.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, POLICE said.

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The teen who died was identified as Ricardo Ramirez, KTLA-TV reported, with an indication of the loved ones as well as the medical examiner’s office. The Los Angeles coroner’s office to not immediately react to Fox News ‘ request for more information.

An LAPD officer told Fox News that the shooting was gang-related. It was unclear whether Ramirez, who lived in the vicinity of the crime scene, was the focus.

The police said the two suspects were arrested Saturday afternoon after officers executed a search warrant in Rowland Heights, east of Los Angeles, california. The police said the two suspects were in the home were taken into custody, but gave no further details. The suspects were identified as Joshua Gomez, 23, and a 16-year-old, whose name has not been released because he is a minor.

Gomez’s bail was set at $1 million. The youth was being held without bail, according to police.

“Ricardo was young, and happy, so full of life, and will always be the best of what he had,” a GoFundMe page to cover his funeral, she said. “He was a loving son, brother, friend and friend.”

Ramirez was shot after he was finished with the work on the second day of a new job, according to page, who added that he decided to stop at his friend’s house after work and was killed while he was on his way to the house.

“He is innocent, and is suddenly killed after being caught in the cross-fire [sic] in a shoot-out,” page said.

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Ramirez’s girlfriend, Sarah, and Vidovic, ” she said to him just before he was killed, KTLA-TV reported.

“He’s had a pretty good day. He was very happy, and I said to him,” Vidovic said, adding that he had started a new job at a restaurant washing dishes. “His dream was always to become a chef. He was a very good cook.”

Vidovic said she couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to hurt Ramirez, adding, “He was not a part of the gang.”

Researchers on Saturday were the sites of the area in the vicinity of the shooting scene for evidence and looking for video surveillance from businesses in the area.

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“I really hope that we will be able to change around here,” Vidovic said, as she held back tears.

“There are so many of my friends and people I know have been killed at such a young age, [sic] because of the violence of the gangs, and it is a terrible thing.”

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