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Nicolas Emmanuel Harrell, 15

Nicolas Emmanuel Harrell, a 15-year-old black boy, was fatally shot on Sunday, Sept. 30, in the 1200 block of West 106th Street in the Westmont area of South Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Nicolas was walking near his home about 8 p.m., heading east on West 106th Street with a male in his late teens, when two males approached them on foot from the opposite direction, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Hoglund. 

The two newcomers began shooting at Nicolas and his companion, Hoglund said, striking them both.

The two were taken to a nearby hospital where Nicolas was pronounced dead at 8:36 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds. 

His companion is expected to survive his injuries, Hoglund said. 

The gunmen ran from the scene and got into a vehicle, Hoglund said. Investigators don’t have a description of the shooters or the vehicle, which drove away.  Hoglund said he didn't know the relationship between Nicolas and his companion. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

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