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Jamelle Edward Hill Jr., 17

Jamelle Edward Hill Jr., a 17-year-old Black teenager, was shot and killed Thursday, Oct. 15, near East 122nd Street and Maple Avenue in Willowbrook, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.

About 11 p.m., five teenagers were driving in a car when an assailant approached and began shooting, authorities said

The car slammed into a vehicle parked at the intersection of Maple Avenue and East 124th Street. Deputies who responded found Hill and another teenager, Millyon Colquitt, 16, dead at the scene. 

Three teens in the back were unharmed, authorities said.

“The car appears to have been shot several times,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean, and “both decedents appear to have been shot several times in the upper torso.”

Hill was a senior at Gardena High School, family members said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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