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Teen Killed by Gunfire in Pacoima

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A scuffle between a group of teens that apparently knew each other left one 14-year-old shot and killed. The incident happened last night around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Van Nuys and Glen Oaks Boulevards in the Valley neighborhood of Pacoima.

"Witnesses said the fight looked almost over when shots were fired. The young boys dispersed, and a 14-year-old victim was left laying on the ground with a gunshot wound," reported ABC7.

Police do not believe the incident is gang related but say it is possible the suspect is around the same age as the victim.

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