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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tragic Attack Leaves Little Boy Dead

Figueroa

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a shooting that left one man injured and a little boy dead Tuesday night.

Detectives learned that at approximately 10:30pm, on July 5, 2016, a drive-by shooting occurred in the 300 block of Figueroa Drive, Altadena. An unknown suspect drove up to the residence and fired rounds toward a residence, striking both victims whom were on the porch.

The adult victim, male-Black, 27-years-old, and the boy, male-Hispanic, 4-years-old, were transported to a local hospital.

The boy was later pronounced dead.

The adult victim was a family friend visiting the residents and is not related to the child.

The suspect, described only as an adult male-Black, was driving a dark-colored or black car. It is unknown if there are any additional suspects or if this incident was gang related.

The investigation is active and on-going.

There is no further information at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

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