Murder was the Case

Roberto Sanchez, L.A. Homicide No. 44: Teen Killed in Walk-Up Shooting in Westlake

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Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 5:57 PM

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13-year-old Latino boy Roberto Sanchez was shot dead on the corner of Temple Street and Benton Way on the evening of February 21.

LAPD said that Sanchez and two other teenage boys were standing on the corner when several men drove up and exited a car.

One or more of the men opened fire on the group of teens. The Los Angeles Times reported that witnesses then saw the victim drop to the concrete.

After shooting Sanchez multiple times, the suspects drove away in a dark-colored Toyota Camry, said officials.

The victim was pronounce dead at the scene. Authorities said the other boys fled the scene before they arrived. Police believe the shooting to be gang-related.

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the LA Weekly's archive of all homicides within Los Angeles city limits was discontinued near the end of last year. We will be rolling out the 2011 homicides, one by one, until our "Murder was the Case" archive is up to date. Thanks for your patience.

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