Nine-year-old shot while playing with friends in Rowland Heights

If this doesn’t make you sick, it should.

A nine-year-old boy, playing with his friends, was shot in the legs Wednesday night by some cowards prowling an alleyway in Rowland Heights. Here’s Brian Day’s story from overnight:


ROWLAND HEIGHTS – A 9-year-old boy was shot and wounded in both legs as he played in a yard Wednesday night, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 8:22 p.m. in an alley just west of the 2000 block of Sierra Leone Avenue.

The boy was expected to survive his injuries, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Mike Browne said.

A group of children were playing in a yard in the alley when two men opened fire with a shotgun or rifle, sheriff’s Sgt. Mario Estrada said.

Browne said the shooting appeared to be “unprovoked.”

The shooters were described as two Latino men between 16 and 18 years old with shaved heads, they were wearing white T-shirts and black pants, Browne said.



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