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Crime Blotter, September 18th, 2007 ~ Los Angeles

10:26 AM PDT on September 18, 2007


Top Story: Hunt Is On For MacArthur Park Monsters
Three depraved gunmen shot and killed a 23-day-old baby in front of his mother and as many as 100 witnesses near MacArthur Park, Los Angeles police said Monday. The murdered infant, Luis Angel Garcia, was shot about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Sixth Street and Burlington Avenue. The baby was taken to California Hospital, where he died. Francisco Clemente, 37, was also shot and critically injured. Police believe Clemente -- not the baby -- was the intended target. The city is now offering a $75,000 reward for information in the case.

"The cold blooded murder of a tiny, defenseless newborn baby is a crime that we just can't tolerate and won't tolerate in the city of Los Angeles," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said at a City Hall news conference.

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