LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Four reputed gang members are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in the shooting death of a 7-year-old boy.

Tradel Billy Faniel, 28; Paul Eugene Jamar, Jr., 19; Danielle Tonano Peters, 31; and 26-year-old Windel Roman Faniel have been charged with murder – along with gang and gun allegations – in the Dec. 2 shooting of Taalib Pecantte in the Mid-City area.

Pecantte was shot while sitting in a parked car with his mother and another person in the 1900 block of South Corning Street. The second-grader, who played football for the Compton Vikings, died at a hospital a day later.

Faniel has also been charged with murder for the Sept. 1, 2013, killing of 17-year-old Charles Hall in the Mid-City area, along with the special circumstance allegation of multiple murders, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors will decide whether to seek the death penalty against him at a later time.

All four defendants are also charged in connection with a shooting spree that occurred in the Mid-City area between September and December last year, according to Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Barnes. They each face several counts of attempted murder.

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