Toddler Shot In Oakland Dies
A one-year-old toddler who was shot in the head during a rap video died from his injury yesterday (December 9).
The child, Hiram Lawrence, was among the seven people shot on November 28, while people were gathered in front of a liquor store in West Oakland.
The boy was struck in the head, as his father, who was also shot in the arm, held him.
Young Hiram, who had been on life support for 11 days, was clinically brain dead since the shooting, which took place in front of State Market Liquors.
Police believe the shooting occurred as people gathered to shoot a rap video for Kafani, whose promotional van was riddled with bullets.
Kafani is the 1-year-old’s cousin and is not a suspect in the shooting.
Surveillance cameras caught the shooting on videotape and police are still seeking suspects.