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Teen Killed, 2-Year-Old Wounded in Granada Hills Shooting

Teen Killed, 2-Year-Old Wounded in Granada Hills Shooting

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City News Service

City News Service

7/20/2023

Updated: 7/21/2023

GRANADA HILLS, Calif.—A 16-year-old boy who was fatally shot at Petit Park in Granada Hills was identified July 21.
Thomas Kornswiet was identified as the shooting victim by the Los Angeles County Medical Coroner’s Office.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were called at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday to Petit Avenue and Chatsworth Street regarding a shots fired call, an LAPD spokesman told City News Service.
Upon their arrival officers found Thomas, who was pronounced dead at the scene. A 2-year-old toddler, who police said was on the recreation center’s playground with his mother when he was shot, is listed in stable condition.
Police say the shooting might be gang-related.
On Thursday, the LAPD asked for the public’s help in identifying Thomas’ killer. Anyone with information about this shooting was asked to call the LAPD’s Operation Valley Bureau at 818-374-9550. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be made to 877-527-3247.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or send tips online.
There was no suspect information.
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the age of the deceased victim. The Epoch Times regrets the error.
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