Suspects plead not guilty in Oakland toddler shooting

September 12, 2011 4:09:33 PM PDT
Two men pleaded not guilty to murder charges Monday in the death of a 3-year-old boy in a drive-by shooting on the streets of East Oakland.

Alameda County prosecutors believe Lawrence Denard and Willie Torrence shot 3-year-old Carlos Nava when they fired at rival gang members on August 8. The shooting wounded two other people along International Boulevard.

Witnesses say Nava was riding in a toy car while on a shopping trip with his mother when he was shot.