Search Underway For 2 Gunmen Who Killed Toddler In South LA

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Authorities are looking for two gunmen who killed a toddler and injured the child’s uncle in South Los Angeles Monday night.

Witnesses say they heard at least eight gunshots around 8:30 p.m.

The victims, who were on the porch of a house in the 1200 block of East 55th Street, were both struck in the head.

The man, who is in his 20s, was hospitalized in critical condition. The toddler, Joshua Montes, was pronounced dead at County USC Medical Center, according to the coroner.

Police said the boy and his uncle were apparently unintended victims of random gunfire.

The suspects fled the scene on bicycles, according to CBS2’s Kirk Hawkins.

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  1. ginny says:

    Senseless. What has happened to society? It’s beyond reasoning at this point.

    1. Daryl says:

      Its ok, what is What is more important here is when we catch the people that did this, we have to release them back into society because of the budget cuts. Because we don’t want these poor killers to be in bad living conditions in prison, that is just not fair to these pool killers. So stand by fore more of this as we are getting ready to release over 30,000 inmates back into society.

  2. LaLa says:

    Was it truly that important to fire at the man while this child was right there!? This just breaks my heart, especially as a mother of a infant. I wish we could just pack up all the rift raft, place them in their own little town & let them have at it so us normal/upstanding/innocent people could live.

  3. danny says:

    I feel very bothered about the boy but the man knows who did it and why…you don’t get shot for nothing

    1. Jazz says:

      You are very naive and your statement is not true. There are those who kill and/or rape as part of gang initiation.

      What part of the moon have you been living?

      1. alg says:

        the dark side

    2. myssdmeanour says:

      PEOPLE DO GET SHOT FOR NO REASON…… THERE IS NO GOOD REASON TO POINT A GUN AT SOMESOME UNLESS IT IS IN SELF DEFENSE. EVEN IN THE WILD WEST YOU HAD A FIGHTING CHANCE.

    3. Daryl says:

      Uncle is probably a gangster,

    4. VANESSA says:

      DANNY I’M SORRY YOU MUST LIVE IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD WERE STUFF LIKE THIS DON’T HAPPENED. THOSE PERSONS WERE MY NEIGHBORS AND THERE NOT INVOLVED IN GANG ACTIVITY. GUN SHOOTING IN LA IT’S ALMOST AN EVERY THING AND THOSE INOCCENT PEOPLE WERE JUST RELAXING ON THERE FRONT YARD WHEN THEY GOT CUT BY THOSE FIRE ARMS.

  4. J says:

    Here is a little better article. Neither was the intended target and sounds like they were in the wrong place at the wrong time and just very unfortunate and sad.

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=8148992

  5. AJ Morgan says:

    Cowardly savages! Men fight with their hands, cowardly b|tches use guns.

    1. tim says:

      What if you are fighting a coward with a gun, are you gonna use your hands?! duh

      1. Bruno says:

        Well, yeah.

  6. Laura says:

    poor baby. go join the rest of the angels little one.

  7. Voice of Reason says:

    I want to see how Beck and Villaraigosa are going to handle this case? Are they going to assign their best 20 detectives to hunt down these killers as they did for the beating of the Giants fan? Since when is a 20 man task force needed to solve a beating case? This is ridiculous! They take our needed resources to solve murders and other violent cases in our communities to make themselves look good before the media and the rest of the world. They took it as far as to cry as they gave the announcement of the arrest, what weenies! Is Villaraigosa going to call this mother a “heroe” as well for surviving her baby’s death. He doesn’t know what to say to kiss ass to white people. Form a task force for this one because this case is really serious and child was taken violently from this world!

    1. Ralph says:

      yeah really. I was just going to write something about the 20 man task force.

  8. Voice of Reason says:

    Painfully true, no one would shed a tear if you or one of yours caught one in the head as well, you racist pig. This world doesn’t need people like you who takes pleasure out of someone else’s tragedy and pain.

    1. Mykalah Long says:

      AMEN .

  9. Mykalah Long says:

    wow , i PRAY you dont LOOSE any family member in the days , weeks , months and years to come . BECAUSE that was prolly the MOST ignorant thing i have EVER in LIFE heard .

  10. Voice of Reason says:

    Mykalah, I was responding to someone else’s comment, a person called “painfully true”. The comment disappeared from this thread, but he had said that with the death of the baby, there would be one less anchor baby in the country. It was he who made the racist and ignorant comment.

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