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California Briefing / Los Angeles

$50,000 reward offered in fatal shooting of boy

September 30, 2009|Phil Willon

The Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting death of a 4-month-old Van Nuys boy Sunday.

The baby, Andrew Garcia, was killed and two other people wounded in what police say was a gang-related shooting in Van Nuys. The shooting occurred about 1 a.m. Sunday in the 14300 block of Kittridge Street as the boy's young parents were preparing to drive home from a friend's baptismal celebration, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Two unidentified males remain at large and were last seen fleeing on foot. One was described as 18 to 22 years old and about 5 foot 9 with a shaved head. The other is about 5 foot 5 and weighs about 200 pounds, police said. Anyone with information about the crime or the suspects is asked to contact homicide detectives in Van Nuys at (818) 374-0040.

-- Phil Willon

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