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Allen Thomas, 17

Allen Thomas, a 17-year-old black youth, was shot and killed Saturday, March 16 in the 1200 block of West 57th Street in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

Shortly after 9 p.m., Allen was standing in a driveway with another person when a light-colored sedan driving east on West 57th Street stopped and a person inside the vehicle began shooting, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.

Allen was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:56 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The person standing with Thomas was not injured, authorities said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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