The tragic shooting death of a young girl leads investigators to a little boy. They soon realize that the gun used has been used in another crime scene.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Elliot Stabler
... Olivia Benson
... John Munch
... Alexandra Cabot
... Odafin Tutuola
... Donald Cragen
Nicolas Salgado ... Elias Barrera
... Nicky Crow
... Robert Sorenson
... Mrs. Barrera
... Mr. Barrera
... Dorothea Strada
... Ms. Pivik
Leslie Ayvazian ... Judge Susan Valdera
Brian Adam DeJesus ... Rafael McCreary


The tragic shooting death of a young girl leads investigators to a little boy. They soon realize that the gun used has been used in another crime scene.

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17 November 2000 (USA)  »

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The picture that Elias draws changes between his session with Dr. Olivet and his being on the stand in the court room. See more »


Charlie Phillips: [to Cabot] Fine, amend the charges to manslaughter.
Alexandra Cabot: I don't want to prosecute a child at all for a series of society's mistakes. The Barreras' HMO wouldn't cover their baby's condition forcing them to work two jobs. They had to find affordable daycare for Elias which we both know is nonexistent, so they put him in Mrs. Strada's illegal daycare. An 82-year-old woman looking after 15 children whose great-grandson was using Elias as a drug runner and giving him access to a loaded...
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Nothing but heartache
21 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

1 Police Plaza decides that SVU is the proper place for this school shooting to be handled. A black seven year old girl is shot to death in a schoolyard and the shooter is a 7 year old Hispanic kid.

There are no winners here only victims. This is one of the most heart wrenching episodes ever done in the history of the SVU show. It is made so by the performance of young Nicholas Marti Salgado as the bewildered 7 year old who is just old enough to legally be tried for this crime. The poor kid knows what he did was wrong, but the whole show is why he was shooting and that I will not reveal.

The New York County District Attorney's office doesn't look good on this either. Public relations seems to be dictating their approach a fact that Alexandra Cabot knows and doesn't like.

The crime is solved, but the end is a tragedy. Don't miss this one when its broadcast.

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