17-year-old boy fatally shot on Los Angeles bus

The Associated Press
Posted: 02/23/2009 11:35:53 PM PST

LOS ANGELES—Authorities say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed as he was getting of a city bus in South Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Police officer Karen Smith says the boy was shot after an argument when the Metropolitan Transit Authority bus stopped at Crenshaw Boulevard and West 60th Street shortly after 7 p.m. Monday.

Smith says the gunman got off the bus and fled. No suspects have been arrested.

Smith says investigators believe the two boys were members of rival gangs.

The victim’s name has not been released.

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