Kevin Cleveland, a 17-year-old black teenager, was shot to death Tuesday, April 4, near East 60th Street and South Vermont Avenue in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Kevin was walking with a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl about 3:45 p.m. when another teenager approached, asked about the group’s gang affiliation and shot Kevin and his companions, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling.
Witnesses reported hearing about 10 gunshots at the strip mall where the shooting occurred, said Officer Mike Lopez, an LAPD spokesman. The three teenagers were taken to a hospital.
Kevin Cleveland was pronounced dead at 4:49 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
The other two teenagers are expected to survive, Barling said. The shooting was near John Muir Middle School and Augustus Hawkins High School, and aerial images broadcast by local television stations showed a school ...