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A drive-by shooting in a Mount Hope-area neighborhood left a 14-year-old boy dead Monday.

The fatal shooting in the 3500 block of J Street occurred about 4:15 p.m., according to the San Diego Police Department.

Paramedics took the victim to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending family notification.

No description of the shooter or shooters was available as of early evening, SDPD Officer John Buttle said.

City News Service contributed to this article.