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Dozens of bullets fired at SUV in attack that killed boy, 12

Los Angeles Police Department
Posted at 11:46 AM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 14:46:30-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief says dozens of bullets into an SUV in an assault that killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded two other people near a school.

Chief Michel Moore says at least two gunmen were involved in the shooting Monday afternoon near Wilmington Park Elementary School.

No suspects have been identified and there's no word on a motive but the chief says the number of bullets shows the attack was purposeful.

The shooting killed 12-year-old Alexander Alvarado and wounded his stepmother. A stray bullet wounded a 9-year-old girl on a nearby school playground.