Police say that 18-year-old Laron Johnson was murdered last night in a vacant lot in the 2000 block of E. Grand Ave
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The view looking southwest on E. Grand near the murder scene.
The killing took place around 8:30 p.m. Monday. Witnesses reported seeing an unknown man firing multiple shots into Johnson's body as it lay on the ground.
The suspect -- described only as a black male -- was seen running into
a nearby alley. Johnson, of the 3900 block of Palm Street, was
pronounced dead at an area hospital.
A police investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding
any of this homicide is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at
1-866-371-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.