Two-Year-Old Lucas Anthony Tang Falls 50 Ft.To His Death From A Staples Center Luxury Box While Watching A Lakers Game…Child Abuse Squad Investigating His Death.
Authorities are investigating the death of two-year-old toddler Lucas Anthony Tang, who succumbed to his injuries he received from a 50 foot fall from a luxury box at the Staples center last night, after the Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 117-89.(USA Today)
His fall had something to do with a picture being taken, which momentarily distracted his mom and dad, whose attention was diverted flipping through some pictures they had just taken of the toddler on their digital camera.When they looked up, they realized that they had lost track of the child,who had unexpectedly crawled away,and that’s when they were made aware of the fact that a child had just fallen from the skybox.(Daily News)
Little Lucas plunged 50 feet to his death, onto a concrete walkway…(OC Register)
By all accounts, it appears to be a tragic accident.Little kids, especially two-year-olds are very active, and easy to get lost in a crowd,if you do not have a hold of them at all times.
The investigation by the LAPD’s juvenile department is a standard procedure when a death of a child occurs,and in no way should it be perceived as casting doubt or suspicions on his parents, who are suffering from their loss.(Source)
Lucas was attending last nights game with his mom , dad, and older sister.
“Our condolences and prayers go to the Tang family,” a spokesman for AEG, the company that manages Staples Center, said in a written statement. “We are working with the Los Angeles Police Department on the investigation of this tragedy.”
The players on the Lakers expressed their shock and sadness over the tragic death of little Lucas at one of their games.
Coach Phil Jackson said, “It’s a very sad situation and we’re very sorry for that family.”
Anyone with information regarding the incident was asked to call juvenile division detectives at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or 1-877-527-3247.
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