Boy In Critical Condition Following Monrovia Shooting That Killed Man

MONROVIA ( — Authorities say a shooting in Monrovia claimed the life of a man and left a boy injured.

The incident unfolded around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on W. Cypress Avenue near S. Myrtle Avenue.

Both victims were shot at least once in the torso. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the child was taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Authorities said the incident was being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Monrovia police.

The suspect was described as a male Hispanic in his 20s. No further information was available.

The investigation is ongoing.

Source: CBS/News Now

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.