2 Plead Not Guilty in Slaying of Boy, 9

Two men accused of shooting to death a 9-year-old Compton boy pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and attempted murder charges.

Victor Adegbenro, 22, and Tyrone Manley, 19, were held in lieu of $2 million bail each after their arraignment. Adegbenro is the accused triggerman in the shooting, an attack that prompted Compton to enact an 8 p.m. curfew and crack down on street gangs.

Police say the two men, along with at least two others--all believed to be gang members--were walking near a Compton transit station about 2:45 p.m. Monday when they spotted at least two rivals in a car.

Adegbenro opened fire, hitting Selwyin Leflore in the chest as he waited for a bus with his mother and two younger brothers, police said.

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