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5-year-old boy shot outside South L.A. home

Aaron Shannon Jr., 5, died hours after he was declared brain dead by doctors on Monday. He was shot in the head on Halloween when he was in the backyard of a home in South Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010.

October 31, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 5-year-old boy was shot in the backyard of a home in South Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.Investigators said the child and two relatives were outside a house in the 1000 block of East 84th Street about 2 p.m. when a suspect armed with a semi-automatic handgun opened fire on the pair.

The child was hit and is in grave condition. Officials said he is not expected to survive.

His name has not been released.

His two family members were also wounded. There were no details on their condition.

Police are looking for two suspects seen in an alley near the property.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.


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