Man, 16-year-old shot to death in pool area of Newhall apartment complex
LOS ANGELES - A man and a 16-year-old boy were shot to death Saturday at the pool of a Newhall apartment complex.
Deputies were notified at 10:51 a.m. of a shooting at the Village Apartment Homes at 23700 Valle del Oro, just north of Newhall Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene, the Sheriff's Information Bureau reported.
According to reports, paramedics arrived to find one person on the floor of a community pool and the other victim lying on a pool chair. Witnesses told officials that they saw a man reach over the pool fence and fire shots before running toward the apartment complex's parking lot.
Deputies stopped a vehicle matching witnesses' descriptions and detained two people, described only as "young men." According to deputies, the shooting appears to be gang-related.
The sheriff's Homicide Bureau urged anyone with information about the deaths to call them at 323-890-5500. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or use the website lacrimestoppers.org.