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Teenage boy shot and killed near Inglewood

Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting outside of a high school near Inglewood that happened on Monday. 

The shooting occurred just before 4 p.m. in the 10800 block of Western Avenue, in the unincorporated area of Westmont near Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators. 

They say that the incident was preceded by a series of fights at George Washington Preparatory High School, which is just about a third of a mile from where the shooting took place. 

Paramedics rushed the boy to a nearby hospital where he later died. His identity has not yet been revealed. 

Detectives say that a person was interested was detained in connection to the incident. They did not provide any further information on the possible suspect. 

It remains unclear if the shooting was gang-related. 

Anyone with further details is asked to contact LASD's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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