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6-Year-Old Dies After South L.A. Drive-By

October 09, 2003|From a Times Staff Writer

A 6-year-old boy struck by a bullet outside his family's South Los Angeles home last weekend has died.

The boy was sitting in a car with his parents and two brothers in the 600 block of East 87th Street when two suspected gang members drove by and opened fire about 8 p.m. Sunday. The boy was hit in the head.

As the attackers drove off, a man ran out of a house across the street and fired several shots at them with an AK-47 rifle, police said. The man fled to a home, where he was arrested, detectives said.

The boy was taken to Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center by his brother. The brother was found to be carrying a gun and was arrested, police said.

The boy, whose name has not been released, died Tuesday afternoon.

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