UPDATE: 15-Year-Old Boy Shot to Death in North Hollywood Identified

The deadly attack occurs on the 11000 block of Tiara Street, according to police.

A 15-year-old boy was killed in North Hollywood tonight in what police believe was a gang-related shooting.

The shooting was reported around 8:30 p.m. in the 11000 block of Tiara Street, near Oxnard Street, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations section.

The victim, who was fired upon multiple times by a male suspect, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Rayner said.

At the crime scene, LAPD North Hollywood homicide detectives searched for evidence with the help of flashlights, as patrol officers guarded the taped off Tiara Street, near the intersection of Fulcher Avenue.

When asked if there were any new details available about the crime, a North Hollywood police officer who declined to be named, stated that there is still an ongoing investigation and police could not provide any additional information at the moment.

UPDATE: The teen shooting victim was identified today as Miguel Angel Sanchez of North Hollywood, according to Los Angeles police and Craig Harvey of the coroner's office.

Toluca Lake Observer July 25, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Thanks for your note, Craig.
amanda gonzalez July 25, 2012 at 08:43 PM
everybody talks, so who ever did this to him will get what he deserves. it wasn't Miguels time to go.
Lightnapper July 26, 2012 at 07:40 PM
With all due respect, Craig. C-14 is the oldest Hispanic gang in LA. They're engaged in many criminal enterprises, including extortion, drug sales, ID theft, burglaries, auto theft, and murder. They're not Boy Scouts. They will kill female or male, or anyone who gets in their way. They're affliated with and founding members of La Eme, the Mexican Mafia. They engage in turf battles based on crime $$$. Only when they go to prison do they stop in-fighting on La Eme's order. The C being "flashed" at the memorial photo represents Clanton 14. The moniker 'Shadow" is a common gangbanger nickname. Is the fact Mr. Sanchez is killed in a drive-by shooting circumstantial? Whether he's an associate, a "jumped in" member, or an innocent victim is an important fact, especially for law-abiding citizens residing in the area, perhaps, a lifesaving fact. The Poster's comment... "lil g...smoke some for the fallen homie." sums it up pretty well. "Lil g" represents Little Gangster. "Homie" represents Hispanic Gangster. After living 32 years in L.A.-- 28 on North Hollywood C-14's turf-- the handwriting appears to be on the wall. Truth not homilies is my mantra. “In the end, I think we all share in a failure to do a better job on many levels." No, not all of us, Craig. Some of us actually dedicate our lives to fighting for what's good in society, opposing crime and the criminals who commit it. More innocent people have died at Banger's hands than otherwise. I detest it and seek the truth.
Craig Clough July 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM
I'm not exactly sure what you are driving at, Lightnapper. I am simply asking that comments be kept on topic and not pointed at some grand, large debate about section 8 housing. My point I was trying to make is that as citizens of North Hollywood, we all share in the success or failure or what is happening in our streets. That's my opinion.
Lightnapper July 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM
@ Craig. I'm not driving at anything. I'm stating verifiable, researchable facts, as well as my personal opinion, and in doing so searching for the truth as to what transpired. I do this as an "informed" and aware 34 year North Hollywood resident, many of those years residing in that particular area. I am aware of many C-14 killings in that area-- both as victims and perpetrators. I knew some of the victims. I saw the sheets being placed over the bodies as their blood ran onto the concrete. I knew an OG whose wife was gunned down. When he was in prison, or deported, I was asked to "watch out" for his young daughters, so they wouldn't fall into "la Vida Loco." And they didn't. One graduated from Berkeley. As for Section 8 comments, I was not privy to those. Perhaps, deleted. I also served my city in a capacity others have not, and would fear doing so. Specifically, "we all do not share in a failure...." Only some of us. Now that you've qualified your POV, if I offended you, sorry. My apologizes. I must have misunderstood. Hopefully, the readers will get an accurate update on this seemingly perpetual tragedy.


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