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Vigil For Boy Killed on Halloween

Posted by Sandra On November - 7 - 2010

Aaron Shannon

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A vigil was held in South Los Angeles Saturday evening for Aaron Shannon Jr., the 5-year-old boy shot and killed on Halloween. Family members grieved the loss of Aaron as community leaders pledged to bring peace to the gang-ridden neighborhood. On Halloween, Aaron was dressed in a red-and-blue Spider-man costume, having his picture taken by his grandfather in the family yard, when shots rang out. Aaron was hit in the head.



By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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