Mark Le Roy Tyree Jr., a 15-year-old black youth, was shot and killed Sunday, June 26, in the 1300 block of West 92nd Street in the Westmont neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Tyree was a high school student who lived a few streets away from the shooting scene, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
He was hanging out with a 14-year-old friend in the driveway of his friend’s home about 8:26 p.m. when a dark-colored sedan drove by, Corina said.
At least one person in the car opened fire, striking Tyree multiple times, Corina said. His friend was not injured.
Tyree was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:07 p.m. with gunshot wounds to the arm and chest, according to coroner’s records.