Los Angeles Police Department detectives are investigating the gang-related murder of 17-year-old Jonathan Val in Northeast Los Angeles April 27.
Val was fatally shot as he was standing in front of his residence in the 390 block of North Avenue 57 around 4:14 pm Tuesday when a car drove by and unknown suspects fired several rounds hitting him the upper torso.
Val was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:10 pm that same day. It is unclear whether the shooting was in retaliation for the murder of 33-year-old Richard Chavez two days earlier in Cypress Park. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact LAPD Northeast Division detectives at (213) 847-4261.
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