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Friday, December 9, 2011

Hiram Lawrence, 1-Year-Old Shot in Head, Dies

Posted By on Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 4:45 PM

RIP, little man
  • RIP, little man

We're sad to report that 1-year-old Hiram Lawrence, the toddler who was shot in the head while his family filmed a rap video in West Oakland recently, has died.

The boy was taken off life support today after doctors confirmed he was brain dead. His family was fighting to keep him on life support as of yesterday, despite doctors' advice to remove the boy.

His family finally agreed after a private pediatrician tested Lawrence and confirmed doctors' conclusions.

Hiram Lawrence was among a group of people who were standing outside a liquor store on Willow Street in West Oakland when gunfire erupted on Nov. 28. The boy's father was holding his son in his arms when Hiram was shot in the head.

At least 40 rounds were fired into the crowd, where people were gathered to film a rap video for Oakland-based rapper Kafan, who was the boy's cousin.

Police have said they are worried this feud might start a gang war in Oakland.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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