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4-year-old boy fatally shot in Echo Park

January 13, 2009 11:03:16 PM PST
A 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by gunfire in Echo Park Tuesday evening.LAPD Rampart officers received a call of shots fired at Court St. and N. Bixel St. at 4:25 p.m.

The child, Roberto Lopez, was hit in the upper body and treated on scene. He was transported in critical condition to Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said LAPD Lieutenant John Romero at a 6 p.m. press conference. The child's age was originally reported as 5 years.

The LAPD Rampart Division is investigating the shooting as a murder.

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