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LAPD: 3 teens shot in South LA drive-by; 15-year-old in critical condition

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Three teenage boys were injured, one critically, in what authorities say was a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles.

The shooting was reported about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at 53rd and Figueroa Streets, according to Sgt. Rudy Alaniz of the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Station.

The three teens were outside when a car drove by and shots were fired from the vehicle, Alaniz said. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest and was in critical condition at a hospital, he said.

The other two teenagers had stable vital signs with less-severe wounds — one boy was shot in the arm, and the other was shot in the back — according to authorities.

No suspect information was released at this time, but it was "highly likely'' the shooting was gang-related, Alaniz said.

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