BOYLE HEIGHTS — The City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposed reward of up to $50,000 to find those responsible for the shooting a 10-year-old girl in the head, leaving her with severe injuries.
The girl and her sister were going to cross the street near S. Chicago Street and Rogers Avenue on the evening of June 10 when several shots were fired from a passing vehicle. The gunfire was apparently intended at a cyclist who was riding near the girls. Instead, the 10-year-old victim was shot in the head. She survived but suffered severe injuries.
Detectives working the case said they believe a reward may help generate more tips about who was responsible for the shooting, according to a City Council motion introduced by Councilman Jose Huizar. Says the motion:“The persons responsible for this crime represent an ongoing threat to the safety of the people of Los Angeles; therefore, it is appropriate for the City of Los Angeles to offer a reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of the persons responsible for the shooting of a 10-year-old girl in Boyle Heights.”
The City Council is tentatively scheduled to vote on the reward on Friday, June 24.
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