Suspects in Shooting of 11-Year-Old Named

Monday, Jul 25, 2011  |  Updated 5:09 PM PDT
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Suspects in Shooting of 11-Year-Old Named

Child struck by a stray bullet in San Francisco.

Police have released the names of two suspects who were arrested  in connection with a shooting Friday night in which a stray bullet penetrated  a San Francisco apartment and struck an 11-year-old girl, San Francisco  police said.

    Shots were fired around 11:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of Laguna  Street in the city's Western Addition neighborhood.     The girl who was hit by the bullet was taken to San Francisco  General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She remains at the hospital  but her condition has improved slightly, Esparza said.
    Three men were detained after the shooting and two of them were  arrested.
    San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza identified them today  as Lazarus Thomas, 19, of Daly City, and San Francisco resident Shadon  Mitchell, 20.
    They were booked into jail for assault with a deadly weapon,  brandishing a weapon and other charges, Esparza said.
    Police say the shooting was gang-related and may have stemmed from  an argument among a group of men outside the apartment.
 

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