A altercation between two teens ended in a fatality this week. Fountain Valley police were called to the scene of a 7-Eleven parking lot on Monday afternoon following reports that two teenage boys had been fighting.
Fountain Valley police Sgt. Kurt Ulrich informed reporters that one of the boys had been shot during the fight. According to Ulrich, the first officer to arrive at the 7-Eleven, located on the 1600 block of Harbor Boulevard, found a teenager suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. The teen, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The police arrested a suspect as well as discovered a firearm at the scene. The suspect, 18-year-old Reda Safieddine of Fountain Valley, has been taken into custody and arrested on suspicion of murder. Investigators believe that the victim and Safieddine had known each other. Although the authorities have declined to explain what sparked the confrontation, it is believed the shooting was a result of an argument. “It had been an ongoing problem between the shooter and the victim,” Fountain Valley police Lt. Jim McNeff said.
Authorities are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting to call the Fountain Valley Police Department Investigation Bureau at 714-593-4484 or Det. Dave Steele at 714-593-4465.
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