Infant Killed in LA Gang Shooting

Baby boy killed as he's fed in a parked car
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 28, 2009 3:09 AM CDT
Andrew Garcia, 4 months old, was shot dead in the middle of a gang battle on the streets of Los Angeles.   (Garcia family)

(Newser) – A 4-month-old baby boy was fatally wounded in a gang confrontation as he was being fed in a parked car in Los Angeles, police said. Andrew Garcia was rushed to a local hospital where he died. A pregnant family friend who was feeding Andrew was wounded. A teen with criminal connections, also shot, was standing close to the car when a gang member fired six times with a shotgun, police said. The infant was “caught in the middle,” a police spokesman told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s a disturbing crime scene.”