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Suspected Gang Member Kills Baby and Wounds 2

November 27, 2001|From Times Staff Reports

An 9-month-old boy in a minivan was fatally shot and his mother and pregnant aunt were wounded Monday afternoon in Boyle Heights.

The victims, parked in the 3000 block of 6th Street, were planning to move and were about to look at a house.

At 3:45 p.m., the gunman, who police suspect is a gang member, approached the back of the minivan, which had dark tinted windows, police said. He then opened fire.

"The . . . suspect probably mistook them for gang members," Capt. Al Michelena said.

The gunman ran to a car and the driver sped off.

The infant's mother was grazed in the arm and the aunt was wounded in the shoulder.

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