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Two suspects are charged in shooting death of Lloyd Morgan, 4, says NYPD

Undated photo of 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan, who died from being caught in a crossfire during a charity basketball game in the Bronx CBS New York

Undated photo of 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan, who died in crossfire during a charity basketball game in the Bronx on Sunday, July 22, 2012.
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(CBS) NEW YORK - Police charged Rondell Pinkerton, 17, and Courtney Kelly, 26, in the shooting death of 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan, who was caught in crossfire at a Bronx charity event, CBS New York reports.

Pinkerton was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon early Wednesday morning, according to police. Kelly also faces weapons charges.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Pinkerton admitted firing shots during a charity basketball game on Sunday in a Bronx neighborhood as Lloyd Morgan was playing at a playground nearby, CBS New York reported.

The little boy was caught in the crossfire - shot in the head, and killed.

According to the station, police said at least three guns were involved in the shootout. Investigators recovered shell casings from a .25 caliber handgun, and .380 caliber handgun and a .45 caliber handgun.

"It's obviously a very sad situation," Kelly said.

As police continue their investigation, Lloyd's mother is making funeral plans and preparing to bury her son. A rally and vigil was held late Monday afternoon at the basketball court where Lloyd was killed.

"He wanted to be a basketball player someday and I just feel like, he probably could've been the next basketball player," said Shaniqua Williams, Lloyd's cousin. "But somebody shot him and he will never get that chance."

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