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Taalib Pecantte
  • Death date
  • Dec. 3, 2013
  • Address
  • Mid-City
  • 1900 block of South Corning

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Taalib Pecantte, 7

Taalib Pecantte, a 7-year-old black male, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, one day after he was shot in the 1900 block of South Corning Street in Mid-City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 9 p.m. on Dec. 2, Taalib along with his mother and a man were shot, said LAPD Det. John Skaggs. What led to the shooting is unknown.

The gunman and three others, described as black men in black hooded sweatshirts, fled in a white compact car.

Taalib's mother and the man were treated at a hospital for graze wounds. Taalib was also taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday, said Los Angeles County Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Skaggs said detectives are investigating the incident.

“It fits some similarities of gang activity, but we don’t know for sure yet,” Skaggs said.

Anyone with information can call LAPD’s West Bureau at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

Correction: A previous version of this post misspelled Taalib's name as Talaib Pecante, based on incorrect information from the coroner's office.

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