1-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead by Attacker on Bike
Police investigating whether a gang rivalry led to the shooting
Is it a sign of the times when 1-year-olds are shot to death by gang-affiliated bicyclists?
On Monday, a boy and his father were shot in Watts (near Los Angeles) by an attacker on a bike, the LA Times reports. The boy later died at an area hospital, after surgery failed to save him.
The boy’s father was listed in stable condition on Monday night.
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From the LAT story:
The father, who is in his 20s, was cradling the boy in his arms on a sidewalk near 105th and Hickory streets when an assailant on a bike opened fire about 7:50 p.m., police said.
Police said the area suffered a rash of shootings last year between a Latino and African American gang that left several people dead.
A map of shootings in Watts:
What do you think can be done to stop seemingly relentless violence in urban communities?
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