Man, teen boy killed in possible gang shooting in Newhall

NEWHALL — A man and a 16-year-old boy were found shot to death Saturday at the pool area of a Newhall apartment complex.

Authorities were notified at 10:50 a.m. of a shooting at the Village Apartment Homes at 23700 Valle del Oro, just north of Newhall Avenue, homicide Lt. Hugo Reynaga of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told reporters at the scene.

Both victims suffered gunshot wounds to their upper bodies and were pronounced dead at the scene, Reynaga said. Their identities were not immediately made public.

Witnesses saw a man reach over the pool fence and fire shots before running toward the apartment complex parking lot, he said.

Deputies stopped a white vehicle matching the description given by witnesses within minutes and detained two young men inside as “persons of interest,” Reynaga said. Their identities were not revealed.

Early investigation shows the shooting may be gang-related, he said.

The sheriff’s Homicide Bureau urged anyone with information about the deaths to call them at 323-890-5500. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website

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