Boy, 7, Fatally Wounded in Mid-City Shooting Is Identified

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Hundreds of people came out for a vigil Wednesday night in honor of a 7-year-old boy who was killed in a drive-by shooting that also wounded two other people, including his mother.

Police were looking for four men in connection with the shooting in Mid City on Monday.


Talib Peccante, 7, died on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, one day after being shot in Mid City.

Talib Peccante succumbed to his wounds on Tuesday night, according to Detective Gus Villanueva of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers responded to a shooting call about 9:05 p.m. in the 1900 block of South Corning Street, the LAPD said. When they arrived, the officers were informed that one of the victims had driven them to a hospital where there were being treated for gunshot wounds. Numerous shell casings were found in the area, police said.

An investigation by LAPD West Los Angeles detectives indicated that four men in a white vehicle had pulled up to the victims, opened fire and then fled, officials said. The men were described as African Americans wearing black hoodie jackets.

The condition of Talib, who was shot in the back, was initially listed as serious. His mother suffered a graze wound; her boyfriend has since been released from the hospital.

Anyone with information regarding the incident was asked to contact LAPD West Bureau Homicide Detectives Rolando Rodriguez or Scott Masterson at 213-382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or texting LAPD and their tip to 274637.