Shaw is not alone. During a three week period of gang related shootings in L.A. a man was gunned down as he held a 2-year-old baby. In another incident, a 13-year-old boy was shot to death last week as he picked lemons from a tree. In a third incident, a 6-year-old boy was shot in the head while riding in the car with his family (two were arrested for that shooting Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa describes the shootings as random. In the mean time, relations are apparently strained between the black and Hispanic communities. "There's no denying that some of the crime in this city is a direct result of hatred, animosity, racial animosity, ethnic differences," Bratton said.
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