La Puente

Boy, 10, Shot and Killed While Riding With His Family in Car

The boy was in a car with his family on North Hacienda Boulevard at Amar Road in the community east of Los Angeles

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A gunman was being sought Monday as family members mourned a 10-year-old boy who was killed by someone in another car while the boy was riding in the backseat of his family's car on his way home from his uncle's house.

Albert Campos was torn apart by the death of his nephew, Sebastian Falcon. He says the family is devastated over what happened. A bullet hit the young boy in the stomach and he did not survive.

"I think it was just a senseless crime they committed," he said.

Someone left white roses where the shooting happened at Hacienda Boulevard and Amar road in La Puente.

Sheriff deputies canvassed dozens of businesses for surveillance video, hoping for a glimpse of the shooters' vehicle.

All they had as of Monday was a dark-colored four-door sedan.

So far, they haven't gotten many leads and believe this could be the result of road rage. But for whoever would shoot into a vehicle with kids inside - Sebastian's uncle has specific words for them.


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"Turn yourself in," Campos said. "Because we will not rest in peace until we find justice for my nephew, Sebastian."

Sebastian was the third child born to his mom. His uncle says he leaves behind his little brother who witnessed it all in that back seat, an older brother and an older sister.

Campos said the family is heartbroken over the loss an energetic boy who loved to play, loved animals and loved to play his uncle's dogs. A gofundme page has been set up for expenses.

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