LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reputed gang members have been charged with murder for a Los Angeles Halloween shooting that killed a 5-year-old boy as he showed off his costume in his backyard.
Eighteen-year-old Marcus Denson and 21-year-old Leonard Hall were charged Monday with murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors say they could face life in prison if convicted.READ MORE: Homeless Man Charged With Hate Crime, Yelling Racial Slurs While Attacking Korean Woman In Santa Monica For Her Purse
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Prosecutors contend the men fired into a South Los Angeles backyard they mistakenly believed belonged to a rival gang. Five-year-old Aaron Shannon Jr. was shot in the back of the head Oct. 31 as he posed for photos in his Spider-Man costume. Two relatives were wounded.
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