Boy Fatally Shot in Front of His Mother in Pomona

Boy Fatally Shot in Front of His Mother in Pomona

News Staff

A boy, believed to be 15 years old, was shot outside an apartment complex in Pomona Monday night and later died at a hospital.

Police responded about 7 p.m. to a 911 call in the 1300 block of Third Street and located the victim with a gunshot wound to the upper body, according to the Pomona Police Department.

“He (the victim) was transported by L.A. County Fire Department where he succumbed to his injuries at Pomona Valley Hospital,” Sgt. Todd Samuels of the Pomona Valley Police Department said.

Romelia Olmos, a neighbor, said the boy lived in the building where the shooting took place and the gunfire erupted in front of the boy’s mother.

“The car just stopped and started firing a weapon and my mom said she saw (the victim’s) mom and they waited for the ambulance with the little boy and he had three bullet wounds,” Olmos said.

A description of the shooter was not immediately available.