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7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Mid-City Triple Shooting
A 7-year-old boy died last night from wounds suffered from a triple shooting in Mid-City earlier this week.
The boy, who has been identified as Talaib Pecante, died around 5:20 p.m., according to City News Service.
On the evening of Dec. 2, a group of men reportedly pulled up their vehicle next to another vehicle, and opened fire on the boy, his mother, and her boyfriend, at the 1900 block of Corning Street. The three victims were on their way home from the laundromat. The child was shot in the back, the man was shot in the chest, and the mother had a graze wound, reported KTLA and KABC. The mother and her boyfriend are in the hospital.
Police are looking for the suspects and asking the public for help on finding them. The victims were unable to identify the suspects, and the LAPD only knows that they were described as African Americans in dark clothing, according to an LAPD statement.
"If anybody (has) seen anything in the community, please let the detectives know,'' the boy's father told KABC. "I can't understand how this happened. You know, the violence has to stop."
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