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Lloyd Morgan, 4, killed in crossfire at a charity event, NYC police say

(CBS) NEW YORK - Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting death of 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan, who got caught in crossfire at a charity basketball game in the Bronx, CBS New York reports.

Ironically, the game itself was part of a memorial to another murder victim.

The boy was at a playground in a Bronx neighborhood when a gun battle broke out just after 9: 30 p.m. on Sunday, police said. Lloyd was shot in the head and died at the hospital.

Two men were also shot, a 27-year-old in the stomach and a 21-year-old in the arm. They were both taken to the hospital and are listed in stable condition.

The shooting happened just as about a hundred people gathered at the basketball court next to the playground to pay tribute to another victim of violence, an 18-year-old who was stabbed to death two years ago.

"They have a memorial every year for her. They had it yesterday, it was fine," witness Tyshawn Norris told CBS New York. "It's a horrible situation when you can't enjoy your neighborhood in peace. Your kids can't play. It's crazy."

The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made and a $12,000 reward is being offered in the case.

"You changed my whole life in an instant and I don't know how I'm supposed to go on," Lloyd's mother Shianne Norman said of the shooter. "I hate these men. You've destroyed me."

  • Crimesider Staff

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