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'Mama esta aqui'

June 7, 2008 |  5:51 pm

Luis_alberto_leon_and_daughter_3Alma Velasquez was at work when her son, Luis Albert Leon, 19, was fatally shot.

According to family, Leon was sitting on the curb outside a friend's house about 11 a.m. Friday, May 9. Authorities said a vehicle pulled up next to him. A Latino man got out of the vehicle and shot him.

Velasquez said a neighbor went to her work to tell her about the shooting. She said she went to the site, but police told her that her son had been taken by ambulance to California Hospital. Leonsister_3

At the hospital, doctors told Velasquez her son was in surgery. They explained to her that one of the bullets had penetrated his chest, his liver and left kidney.

By 5 p.m. Leon was out of surgery. Velasquez said she walked over to her son's bed and told him, "Mama esta aqui." (Mama is here.)

Leon was pronounced dead at 6:28 p.m. that Friday.  He had a 2-year-old daughter.

Leonsister2_2PHOTOS: Above, Leon and his daugther. To the right, Leon's sister, Natalie Ake, 16, who said her brother was taking her a stuffed teddy bear when he was shot. Left, Leon's blood stains on the teddy bear.