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News Release

Monday, September 17, 2007

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Infant Killed in Shooting

Los Angeles: A three-week-old infant was shot and killed Saturday during an attempt murder which left a 37-year-old man in critical condition.

On Saturday, at around 9:30 p.m., Rampart officers responded to a call of a shooting at 6th Street and Burlington Avenue. Upon arrival, officers determined that an infant and a 37-year-old man had been struck by gunfire. The infant, who was identified as Luis Angel Garcia, was transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The adult male, Francisco Clemente, was also transported to a local hospital and remains in critical condition.

The suspects are unknown and the weapon is outstanding.

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the assistance from the community. Anyone with information is asked to call Robbery-Homicide Division at 213-485-2531. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).