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Boy Falls to His Death Inside Staples Center

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A toddler has died following a 50-foot fall within the Staples Center, according to LA Now. The boy, thought to be 2-3 years old, "fell from the third-level top tier of the Staples luxury suites several minutes after the Lakers beat the Warriors 117-89 on Sunday night." Early reports indicate the child may have been trying to take pictures when he fell from the suite to the concrete floor below. Witnesses say " the boy was moving his arms, legs and head before paramedics took him out of Staples Center on a stretcher."

The child, whose name has not been released, was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he later died.