(L.A.) Riley Jang, 17, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2023-15916

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 17-year-old Asian male that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the teenager as Riley Jang.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound of Head

RIP RILEY JANG (March 25, 2006 – November 17, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 2:24 p.m.

Koreans, by far, have the highest rates of suicide in L.A. County. We also had a 15-year-old Korean American girl take her own life in the same manner in March, a month after which her father jumped to his death off the freeway.


After Koreans, it’s the Russians/Ukrainians/Belarusians who have the highest rates of suicide as an ethnic group. Broken down by gender and race, white males from various backgrounds have the highest rates of suicide here and throughout the country.