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El Monte Boy Fatally Kicked by Horse in Cerritos

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An El Monte family suffered a tragedy on Sunday when a seven-year-old boy was kicked by a horse and died later at a local hospital, reports City News Service.

Edwin Ruiz was apparently kicked in the side by the animal at about 2:15 p.m., which was housed at a stable in Cerritos. He was taken to a hospital where he died a few hours later. The death is being investigated as an accident.

Originally, the coroner's office reported that the accident happened at B&B Stables in Cerritos, but owner Mary Buell told Cerritos-Artesia Patch that "this is our 50th year in business and we (B & B) have never had anything happen like that."

Buell said that the incident occurred at a small stable that's across the street from B&B, behind an Extra Storage facility.