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Boy shot in Bronx park to push for tougher gun penalties
NEW YORK (WABC) -- A toddler who survived being shot will join state leaders on Wednesday to push for tougher penalties against gun violence.
Luisito's Law is named for 3-year-old Luis Oyola, Jr.
He was at Vidalia Park last summer when he was hit in the arm by a stray bullet.
The proposed legislation calls for a tougher minimum sentence for anyone who shoots a child under the age of 10 or shoots a weapon near a playground, park or school.
The boy's shooter would have faced a minimum 5-to-25 years behind bars if this law existed instead of 18 months-to-4 years on an assault charge.
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