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Teen Found Dead In Hotel Room, Mother Detained For Questioning

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A 17-year-old boy was found shot to death in a Rosemead hotel today, and authorities have taken in his mother for questioning.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call around 10:10 a.m. about the incident from a woman who said she was the boy's mother, according to KTLA. When deputies arrived, they found the boy shot in his upper torso in a room in the Valley Hotel located on the 8700 block of Valley Boulevard.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies believe that the woman was in the room when the shooting occurred, and she was there when authorities arrived. They have detained her for questioning. "Hopefully by the end of the day, we’ll have a better understanding as to what her role is," Los Angeles County Sheriff Lt. Victor Lewandowski told KTLA.

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There was a gun found at the scene. Authorities have not released the name of the woman or the teen, but described them as Asian and living in Rosemead. It's not clear why they were saying in a hotel.

A hotel guest told investigators she heard two gunshots fired at 5 a.m. that day, ABC 7 reports.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.