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L.A. Lakers Fan Loses Eye as Police Fire “Less Lethal” Rounds into Crowds of Revelers

HeadlineOct 16, 2020

In Los Angeles, 22-year-old basketball fan William Gonzalez lost vision in his right eye early Monday after he was shot in the face by a police projectile, causing his eye socket to shatter and eyeball to explode. The incident came as the LAPD declared a celebration of the Lakers’ NBA championship an “unlawful gathering” and moved in on revelers. Other people were also badly injured by police, including a man who lost eight teeth.

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