Koreatown shooting leaves teen boy dead; gunman at large

Los Angeles authorities said a 16-year-old was killed after being shot in a suspected attempted robbery in the Koreatown area.

Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department were told around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, two teens were sitting in a parked car talking near Vermont Avenue and 7th Street near Berendo Street when another vehicle pulled up next to them on the driver’s side and pointed a gun at them. 

A short time later, the suspect fired the gun inside the teens’ vehicle and struck the passenger, later identified as Dylan Ramirez. 

At this stage of the investigation, the circumstances leading up to the shooting are unknown.

The victim’s friend drove off desperate to find a hospital when he spotted patrol officers near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Burlington Avenue in the Westlake area. The LAPD offices contacted paramedics and when they arrived, Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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The suspect - who was described as a man in his early 20s - was last seen running away on 7th Street.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the LAPD. 

A GoFundMe page has been launched for Ramirez's family. Those looking to help the grieving family can click here for more information.