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Juvenile killed in second Azusa shooting in 2 days

Juvenile killed in second Azusa shooting in 2 days
Juvenile killed in second Azusa shooting in 2 days 01:12

A 16-year-old boy died Tuesday in an Azusa homicide, the second shooting incident in the area in two days.

The 16-year-old was killed, and his 13-year-old brother was injured in Tuesday afternoon's shooting.

Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's San Dimas Station responded at approximately 3:26 p.m. to the 600 block of South Donna Beth Avenue in unincorporated Azusa following a report of a gunshot victim. Azusa Police first received the call, the sheriff's department said.

A juvenile male was treated at the scene by L.A. County Fire personnel. He was hospitalized, where he was pronounced dead. A second victim was shot in the upper torso. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

The family spoke to CBSLA Wednesday and confirmed the two victims are brothers. Alexander Padilla, 16, was killed. His 13-year-old brother sustained a superficial wound and was expected to be OK, his family said.    

No details about the shooting suspect were immediately released.

Sheriff's Homicide investigators were investigating.

Tuesday's incident follows a suspected car-to-car shooting in Azusa on Monday. A driver who crashed on the 17700 block of E. Newburgh Street at about 10:05 a.m. was found with a gunshot wound. That driver died at the scene.

Sheriff's investigators did not comment on any connection between Monday's and Tuesday's shootings.

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