This is absolutely horrible.
A 1-year-old boy was shot in his father's arms by a teenaged assassin on a bike.
The shooting happened in an area recently riddled with gang violence.
The baby was shot in the stomach and died in the hospital after surgery. The father was shot in the shoulder and released from the hospital.
The attacker was black and the father was latino. This falls right in line with the current gang war between Fudgetown, a black gang, and the Hispanic Barrio Grape Street gang.
The father wasn't even part of the gang.
The city council voted to offer a $50,000 reward for any info leading to the suspect's arrest and conviction.
The Los Angeles Kings, deep in a battle for the Stanley Cup, offered a reward of $50,000 as well, saying they're offering the reward:
"[…] to make sure everyone knows this is unacceptable in our city."
This is so incredibly sad.
We wish the father nothing but peace and we really hope someone claims the $100,000 and justice is served.
[Image via AP Images.]
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