Taalib Pecantte, a 7-year-old black male, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, one day after he was shot in the 1900 block of South Corning Street in Mid-City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 9 p.m. on Dec. 2, Taalib along with his mother and a man were shot, said LAPD Det. John Skaggs. What led to the shooting is unknown.
The gunman and three others, described as black men in black hooded sweatshirts, fled in a white compact car.
Taalib’s mother and the man were treated at a hospital for graze wounds. Taalib was also taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday, said Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
Skaggs said detectives are investigating the incident.
“It fits some similarities of gang activity, but we don’t know for sure yet,” Skaggs said.
Authorities on Tuesday announced charges in two killings, including the fatal shooting in December of a 7-year-old boy in Mid-City.
Charles Adam Hall, 17, was killed Sept. 1 in a drive-by shooting in Mid-Wilshire. Police said a gun was fired at Charles from a white four-door sedan in the 1400 block of South Redondo Boulevard. On Dec. 2, Taalib Pecantte, 7, was a passenger in a car along with his mother and a man, when he was fatally shot about two miles away from the first killing.
The two shootings were linked to an ongoing gang feud, said LAPD Det. Steven Katz.
Four black men, including two brothers, Tradel Billy Faniel, 28, and Windel Roman Faniel, 26, were charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with Taalib’s killing, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Paul Eugene Jamar, 19, and Danielle Peters, 31, were also charged with murder and attempted murder, according to the criminal complaint