Arrest made in fatal shooting of teenage girl in Hollywood

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Los Angeles police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a teenage girl in Hollywood early Sunday that appears to have been captured on videos posted on social media.

Homicide detectives arrested the suspected shooter before noon Sunday, said LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. The suspect’s name will be released later today, police said

The 17-year-old victim was struck by gunfire near the popular intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue about 12:15 a.m. Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene, said LAPD Officer Luis Garcia. The coroner has not yet released the victim’s identity.

As part of the shooting investigation, detectives were studying at least two videos posted on social media that appeared to show the moments before and after the shooting.

“We’ve seen them,” Garcia said. “The detectives are going to review them.”

The two clips, each less than 30 seconds long and posted to Twitter about an hour after the shooting, show at least three males surrounding and attacking a fourth male in the street next to the curb at the Hollywood and Highland intersection.

In one of the clips, a vehicle is seen doing a doughnut in the intersection before the fight. The intersection was covered in black skid marks.

During the melee, there is a flash of light and the sound of three gunshots, then almost everyone scatters.

At the end of both videos, the body of a girl is seen lying face down, unresponsive, on the sidewalk. In one of the videos, someone can be heard saying, “They … shot her.” In the other, someone is screaming a name at the girl and trying to move her.

“Girl who was shot had literally nothing to do with anything and ya’ll just made the Car Scene way hotter…RIP to that girl,” one of the video captions reads.

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