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Cops: Toddler Shot in Head During Rap Video Shoot

Seven others also hit; rapper Kafani denies he was filming a video
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2011 12:25 PM CST

(Newser) – A 1-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head last night, possibly during the taping of a rap music video in Oakland. Six others also were shot, including a 24-year-old woman also in critical condition, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Police say Oakland rapper Kafani was at the scene, but Kafani denies it and says reports that he was shooting a music video at the time are untrue, according to AllHipHop.

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The victims were in the parking lot of a liquor store when a fight broke out and more than one person started shooting. Police say a van belonging to Kafani was riddled with bullet holes, but it is not clear whether the victims were inside the van or standing in the parking lot. The other five victims, males aged 14 to 26, are in stable condition. After the shooting, Kafani tweeted asking for prayers for his little cousin, KTVU reports. (Read more rap video stories.)

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