It was an ordinary scene on a Wednesday evening in South Los Angeles: a group of adults and children sitting together in front of a taco stand, grabbing a bite to eat.
From around a nearby corner came a black car with tinted windows. The vehicle stopped in the middle of the street. Suddenly, someone inside the car opened fire, sending the crowd running for cover.
An 11-year-old boy recounted Thursday how he threw himself on the ground and began to crawl toward a nearby cellphone store for safety. He felt a burning in his right hand and looked down. He had been struck by shrapnel.
As others around him were screaming, the boy heard the car's tires screech as it sped off. He looked up and saw that one of his friends, a 13-year-old girl, was crying and screaming. She had been shot in her side.
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