LOS ANGELES - Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department are searching for two drivers who are accused of intentionally striking and killing 17-year-old Matthew Lobos outside a party in South LA over the weekend.
The deadly incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of 62nd Street in an industrial area in South LA's Florence neighborhood.
Police said an illegal underground party was taking place at a warehouse when a fight broke out. LAPD officials said that's when a suspect in a white Acura deliberately plowed their car right into Lobos and crashed into a pole. The suspect took off running and then proceeded to jump into another car that returned to the scene and ran him over for the second time.
The driver of the second vehicle drove back and forth trying to hit other people at the party, police said.
When first responders arrived, Lobos was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a senior at Santee High School, his mother confirmed to FOX 11.
It's unknown if the killing was gang-related. Family members said Lobos was not a gang member. However, investigators are working to determine whether the two suspects who killed him are.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD.