Boy, 5, killed in backyard LA shooting

November 2, 2010 4:32:31 AM PDT
Family members say a 5-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head by suspected gang members while showing off his Halloween costume in the backyard of his South Los Angeles home. His grandfather, William Shannon told the Los Angeles Times that Aaron Shannon Jr. died about 10 p.m. Monday night, hours after he was declared brain-dead by doctors at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Police and family members say the boy was proudly showing off his Spider-man costume Sunday afternoon when two suspected gang members opened fire from a nearby alley.

The boy's grandfather and uncle were grazed by bullets. The two suspected gang members fled and have since eluded capture.

Police say the family members have no gang ties.


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