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Teen Murders Man at Silver Lake Del Taco

Teen Murders Man at Silver Lake Del Taco
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A man was fatally shot at a Silver Lake Del Taco today, police said.

The attack on a busy stretch of Sunset Boulevard near Hollywood was reported at 10:55 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Det. Meghan Aguilar told us.

The killer was described as a teenage boy, not older than 17, she said. Police believe the attack might have been gang-related:

An argument at the fast-food restaurant preceded the shooting, Aguilar said. The victim, a 20-year-old man who had yet to be identified, was taken to a hospital, where he died shortly after arriving, she said.

Teen Murders Man at Silver Lake Del Taco

"They were seen in a verbal argument at a local fast food restaurant," the detective said. "The suspect shot the victim. The suspect fled in a dark vehicle."

She called the attack "potentially gang-related." The gang Silver Lake 13 calls the area home, and there are other gangs, including the La Mirada Locos of East Hollywood, nearby.

See also: Silver Lake Gang War

No arrests had been made.

The killing was being investigated by LAPD Central Bureau homicide detectives, Aguilar said.

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