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Los Angeles times
A dove is released at the recent memorial service for 5-year-old Aaron Jerel Shannon Jr., who died after he was shot in the head by a stray bullet on Halloween. Shannon had been modeling his new Spider-Man costume in the backyard of his South Los Angeles home. Aaron’s father and grandfather, his primary caretakers, are seated at left.Nearly 400 people gathered at the City of Refuge Church in Gardena to say goodbye to the boy.