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One-Year-Old Boy Killed, Father Wounded in Shooting

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Police believe that a teenage boy is responsible for the shooting death of a baby and his father in Watts last night on the in the 10500 block of Hickory Street, reports City News Service.

The shooting happened just before 8:00 p.m. The baby, a one-year-old boy, was allegedly in the arms of his father when the shooter pulled up on a bike, fired at them, and rode off. He hasn't been identified other than his age, and his race: police believe that the suspect is black, and the victims Latino.

The boy was brought to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries, but died at about 11 p.m. His father wasn't injured as badly.

City News Service notes that in the past few years, there's been a history in the area where the shooting took place of violence between rival black and Latino gangs.