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LAPD Looking for 2 Gang Members Who Fatally Shot 4-Month-Old Boy

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A shooting early yesterday morning in Van Nuys was "prompted by an argument between rival gang members," says the Los Angeles Police Department, and now they are hoping someone will come forward with information regarding the perpetrators who gunned down a four-month-old baby boy, according to the LA Times.Baby Andrew Garcia "was being fed by a family friend holding him in a car parked on Kittridge Street, near the site of a celebration. Anna Contreras, 28, the friend, and Eric Ramirez, who was standing outside the car, also were shot and wounded." The celebration was taking place about a block and a half down from where the vehicle was parked. Garcia's father is affiliated with a street gang, and Ramirez is a known gang member, however neither Garcia's mother nor the woman holding him have a criminal history, note the authorities.

The LAPD believe that there were two assailants--members of a rival gang--who shot at the group near the car following an argument. "One of the two fired a shotgun six times at the group and both ran away, police said. Ramirez, 18, was shot along with Contreras and the baby," who was struck in the head. Ramirez was able to go to the nearest hospital on foot, and was treated and released; Contreras and the infant were taken to UCLA Medical Center where the baby died. The woman, who is pregnant, remains hospitalized, but she is expected to survive, according to abc7.com.