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Updated: Boy Falls To His Death at STAPLES Center

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The Los Angeles Times is reporting the parents of two-year old Lucas Anthony Tang were taking photographs of him prior to his fall at STAPLES Center last night.

Tang, who plummeted 50 feet from the third level of the luxury suites, died as a result of his fall.

The Los Angeles Police Department told the Times that the family was reviewing pictures on their digital camera when they lost track of the boy who somehow crawled over the glass partition. The LAPD's abused-child unit is investigating the death as is protocol for these incidents and does not indicate any foul play or negligence.

Witnesses said that the boy, who would have turned three in January, was moving his arms and legs when paramedics took him out on a stretcher.

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This incident comes three months after a 25-year old firefighter suffered a head injury and a severely sprained ankle after falling 30 feet from the second deck at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas trying to catch a foul ball hit by Nelson Cruz during a Texas Rangers game.

STAPLES Center released a statement saying, "Our condolences and prayers go out to the Tang family. We are working with the Los Angeles Police Department on the investigation of this tragedy." STAPLES Center officials could not be reached for further comments.