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5 Year Old Shot on Halloween Dies ~ South LA

UPDATE: Two Suspects Arrested:

Two reputed Los Angeles gang members have been charged in a Halloween shooting that killed a 5-year-old boy as he showed off his costume in his backyard.

Eighteen-year-old Marcus Denson and 21-year-old Leonard Hall were charged Monday with murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors say they could face life in prison if convicted.

A judge delayed the pair's arraignment until Nov. 19 and ordered them held on $4 million bail apiece.

From KTLA News:

A 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head by suspected gang members on Halloween in South Los Angeles died Monday night.

Aaron Shannon Jr. died hours after he was declared brain dead by doctors. The boy was dressed up as Spider-Man in the backyard of his home on the 1000 block of East 84th Street when two men appeared in the alley and opened fire.

Police said the shooters are apparent gang members and one of them used a semi-automatic handgun. Authorities said the Shannon family has no gang affiliations.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or (800) 222-8477.

If you'd like to send well wishes:The Shannon FamilyP.O. Box 180203Los Angeles, CA 90018

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