Police said a 13-year-old boy at home in his bedroom in the 900 block of N. Raymond Ave. was struck at least once by gunfire and killed Saturday evening.
The shooting was reported at 6:12 p.m., according to Pasadena police Lt. William Grisafe.
“The bullet came from somewhere outside of the house, penetrated the house and struck the child,” Grisafe said.
According to a police statement, arriving officers called to the scene found the boy unresponsive. They immediately began providing emergency medical care.
The victim was transported to a local hospital by Pasadena Fire Department paramedics where he was later pronounced deceased by the hospital’s medical staff.
It is too early in the investigation to say if anyone in the house was the intended target. Other family members were inside at the time, Grisafe said.
Detectives from the Pasadena Police Department’s Robbery / Homicide Unit responded to the crime scene. Their investigation is active and ongoing.
There is no suspect information at this time. The motive for the shooting remains unknown.
North Raymond Avenue between East Mountain Street and East Hammond Street was closed for a number of hours during the initial investigation, according to police.
“What occurred tonight is both horrific and unimaginable,” Mayor Victor Gordo said. “My heart goes out to the family of this young man. Pasadena is in pain tonight!”
Hours earlier, Councilmember John Kennedy had hosted a community event just four blocks from the scene of the shooting.
“We must have justice for this hurting family,” Kennedy said. “We must bring the shooter to justice. We must support our police department and we must continue to remove illegal guns and those who perpetrate these heinous acts of violence must be swiftly brought to justice and removed from the community.”