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Larry McKay, 16

Larry McKay, a 16-year-old black teenager, was shot and killed Thursday, July 17, in the 1500 block of West 51st Street in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Police responded to a report of a shooting victim shortly after midnight and found McKay on the sidewalk unresponsive, said LAPD Det. Eric Crosson.

McKay was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:18 a.m., said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.

Investigators are unsure whether a gunman was on foot or shot from a car, Crosson said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

FOR THE RECORD: A previous version of this post said the incident occurred in the 1400 block of West 51st Street. The shooting occurred in the 1500 block.

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