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Halloween-shooting victim to be laid to rest

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.

November 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A viewing service for a 5-year old boy who was fatally shot on Halloween by reputed gang members will be held on Thursday in Inglewood.Aaron Shannon Jr. was getting ready to go trick-or-treating in his Spiderman costume and was in his backyard in South L.A. with his grandfather and uncle when two men opened fire.

All three were hit, and the boy died.

Leonard Hall Jr., 21, and Marcus Denson, 18, are charged with attempted murder. Prosecutors accuse the two men fired into the backyard thinking that rival gang members lived in the home.

Police say the boy's family had no gang ties.

Prosecutors said that Denson and Hall could face life in prison if convicted. Both remained jailed without bail.

Viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Simpson Family Mortuary, 3443 West Manchester Boulevard.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the City of Refuge in Gardena, and then the burial will take place at 1 p.m. at the Inglewood Park Cemetery.


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