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Shooting at LA Bus Stop

Headline: Eight Shot at Bus Stop in LA

Yesterday afternoon, a gunman opened fire into a crowd waiting for the bus at a busy Los Angeles intersection, hitting five children and three adults. The shooting happened right after classes in a nearby school let out, and witnesses still aren't clear where the gunman was before firing, or what motivated him.

A 12-year-old girl, the most seriously wounded, is now in stable condition at Children's Hospital.

Amir Khani, the owner of a discount store nearby the incident said, "These things, on this corner, happen all the time — street fighting, gangbanging. We see a lot of things around here. It's not surprising, because it happens all the time." He went on to say that between 2 and 5 p.m. everyday, gang activity is at its highest. This is the second outbreak of street violence in the area this week, and police agree that the gunbattle involved members of a notorious gang entrenched in that area for decades.

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x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
This is terribly sad.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
Gangs in Los Angeles are running rampant, and there really isn't enough done. With the border so porous, a lot of offenders flee to Mexico, and return at will.
totonlaura totonlaura 9 years
This kinda news makes me so sad because children are involved.
NinaG NinaG 9 years
This is horrid!!!! How random, and especially there were children at the bus stop. What is this world coming too?
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Scary and Sad but it happens alot nowadays. :(
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