A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of whoever wounded a 10-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting in Boyle Heights, police said Wednesday.
A man on a bicycle was the intended target in the shooting about 6 p.m. on June 10 near the intersection of Rogers Avenue and Chicago Street, according to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.
The girl and her sister were waiting to cross a street when a passenger in the suspect vehicle opened fire on the intended victim, who was riding a bicycle near the girls and was not struck, police said.
The girl collapsed to the ground and laughter was heard coming from the car as it left the scene, according to the LAPD.
The girl was taken to a hospital and, according to a television news report, underwent surgery.
The reward will be announced Thursday at a noontime news conference at the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Station. City Councilman Jose Huizar, LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos and investigating detectives are expected to attend along with family members of the victim.
–City News Service