Stray bullet hits boy, 8, in head as he sleeps in Los Angeles: police

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 06, 2015 11:24 AM

(Reuters) - An eight-year-old boy was in critical but stable condition on Monday after he was hit in the head by a stray bullet while he slept at his Los Angeles home, police said.

The boy's father and the suspect in the shooting were arguing at the home in Del Rey just before midnight on Sunday when shots broke out, Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department said. It was not clear whether they were inside or outside when the shots were fired.

One bullet struck the boy in the head while he was sleeping, Preciado said. He was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and was listed on Monday in critical but stable condition, the officer said.

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"We have no suspect description at this time," she added.

(Reporting by Daniel Wallis in Denver; Editing by Lisa Lambert)