Hoover High School Shooting Victim Dies

GLENDALE–A 15-year-old Hoover High School student–a shooting victim–involved in an apparent gang-related shoot out in front of the school Thursday–died over the weekend of multiple organ failure–reported the Los Angeles Times Monday.

Avetis Demirchyan–who was shot once in the lower abdomen died Saturday at County-USC Medical Center after undergoing surgery and three blood transfusions–announced Sgt. Rick Young of the Glendale Police Department.

According to the LA Times–police continued to search for the 17-year-old believed to have shot Demirchyan. Two alleged accomplices are already in custody; a 15-year-old–being held at Eastlake juvenile hall and Babken Santrosyan–18–who was being held at the Glendale Police Department.

The shooting occurred after school Thursday at Hoover High School’s faculty parking lot. Glendale Police reported that the incident was a result of a lunch-time argument between Demirchyan and another student–reported the Times.


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