Boy dies in fall from luxury suite at Lakers game

A security guard, top, looks down from where a young boy fell to where a second security guard stands following the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Los Angeles. The boy was transported to a local hospital in an unknown condition. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

November 22, 2010 9:58:40 AM PST
Police say they are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy who fell 50 feet from a Staples Center luxury suite after a Lakers game.

Officer Julie Sohn said Monday the child abuse unit is investigating because of the boy's age.

The Los Angeles Times, citing unnamed people familiar with the case, says the parents of Lucas Anthony Tang of Garden Grove had been searching for him when they learned he had fallen Sunday night.

It's unclear how the boy plunged over the low wall that fronts the luxury box. The official cause of death is awaiting further investigation.

A Los Angeles TV station reported that the boy was taking pictures when he fell, but said on Monday that information couldn't be confirmed.


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