Young boy dies after fall at Staples Center
Los Angeles- A young boy fell to his death from a luxury suite at Los Angeles’
Staples Center on Sunday night, according to a spokesman for the Los
Angeles Police Department.
The boy, who was between 2 and 3 years
old, fell from the suite around 10 p.m. local time, Sgt. Frank Alvelais
told CNN. The boy was transported to the USC Medical Center, where he
later died, Alvelais said.
The boy fell from the suite a few
minutes after the conclusion of a NBA game between the Los Angles Lakers
and the Golden State Warriors, CNN affiliate KTLA-TV reported.
The third deck of the Staples Center — where the luxury suite is located — has a roughly 50-foot drop, according to KTLA.
Witness said the boy was still moving his legs and arms as he was being put on a stretcher, KTLA reported.
are investigating details of what the boy was doing and how exactly he
fell, Alvelais said. The boy, Lucas Anthony Tang, died about 11:40 p.m. at County-USC Medical Center, said Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles coroner’s office.