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The Sidelines : Shots Fired Into Boxer’s Home

From Times Wire Services

Gunshots have been fired into the home of International Boxing Federation junior-flyweight champion Michael Carbajal, and both the Carbajal family and police say they don’t know why.

The gunfire occurred Friday and Monday, and Carbajal was home both times. No one was injured.

“Everybody is kind of mad,” said Danny Carbajal, the champion’s brother and trainer. “Why is this going on? Who are they?”

Police took a 17-year-old into custody after the Monday incident. Authorities said the youth, whose name was not released, was driving a stolen car. They also said they found a sawed-off shotgun and two expended shells in the car.

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Authorities said that a shot was fired through a bedroom window shortly before 4 a.m. Monday and that a shotgun was fired into the living room shortly before midnight on Friday.

Carbajal is to defend his title against Macario Santos of Acapulco on Feb. 17 in Las Vegas.


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