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17-year-old is fatally shot in Palmdale; teen struck woman pushing baby stroller in 2021 crash

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PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC)– Eyewitness News has learned that the 17-year-old boy who died in a shooting in Palmdale on Wednesday night was the same person who crashed a vehicle into a woman pushing a stroller in Venice in 2021.

The shooting was reported just after 8:30 p.m. at the 38600 block of East 11th Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Further details on the incident were not available.

The horrific collision in Venice happened on August 6, 2021 near the intersection of Speedway and Galleon streets and was captured on surveillance video.

Footage shows a woman pushing an 8-month-old child in a stroller when a car drives right into her, blowing up both her and the baby. The woman backed up against a wall as the car approached, but the sedan ran into her, causing her to fall over the hood.

The woman was not seriously injured. The video shows her immediately jumping to the stroller to check on the baby.

The car doesn’t stop immediately, but the driver is soon followed by onlookers. Bystanders try to kick in the window of the vehicle in which the 16-year-old driver is still.

Los Angeles Police Department investigators said the teenage driver was under the influence of drugs and driving a rental car. It was unclear how he got the rental car.

The LAPD said the driver was released to his parents because he was a minor and because he was a juvenile, the alleged DUI accident was not considered a violent crime. He was due to appear in court two months after the collision.

The teenager’s name was not released publicly at the time due to his age.

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