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Helen Hawkins, the 9-month-old girl shot Friday during a gang fight on a South-Central Los Angeles sidewalk, remains in critical condition, a UCLA Medical Center spokesman said. The shooting occurred at about 3 p.m. at a bus stop on Crenshaw Boulevard near 50th Street, where Linda Edwards, 36, was standing with her son, Gibron, 14, and another small child while holding the infant. A 16-year-old friend of Gibron Edwards, who was wearing the blue colors of the 87th Street Gangster Crips, is alleged to have fired several shots at two boys who identified themselves as members of the rival Van Ness Crips. The baby, who was the only one struck, was shot in the head.

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