Raw grief
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Neighborhood mourns slain boy

Raw grief
Araceli Gonzalez Lopez and Roberto Lopez grieve during a rosary prayer service at their home for their son Roberto Jr., who was killed Tuesday afternoon in their neighborhood south of Echo Park in Los Angeles. With them is their daughter Janet, 5. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Sidewalk memorial
Hugo Gonzalez, 12, stands alone in front of a makeshift memorial for Roberto Lopez Jr., a family member. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Remembering a young victim
Candles, stuffed animals and pictures are among items placed on the sidewalk in memory of Roberto Lopez Jr., 4, who was slain Tuesday in Los Angeles. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Investigation
Police officers go over plans to search for any signs of the person who shot Roberto Lopez Jr., 4, to death south of Echo Park in Los Angeles. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
Roberto Lopez Jr.
Children stand in the doorway of the Court Street home of Roberto Lopez Jr., who was shot from a car and killed Tuesday. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
Paying respect
An LAPD cruiser drives through the neighborhood south of Echo Park as Hugo Gonzalez, 12, a relative of the victim, and Kathy Morales, whose 16-year-old brother was killed last year nearby, stand in front of the memorial for Robert Lopez Jr. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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