LA County Board of Supervisors could have a majority of women. MyNewsLA.com Photo by John Schreiber.
LA County Board of Supervisors could have a majority of women. MyNewsLA.com Photo by John Schreiber.

The Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the drive-by gunman who fatally shot a 38-year- old father in Artesia.

Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended the reward, saying detectives have exhausted all leads.

Shortly after midnight on Jan. 26, residents in the 11900 block of 167th Street heard a car going westbound and then a burst of gunfire. Deputies responding to the scene found two gunshot victims lying in a driveway.

Carlos Jimenez died at the scene of a bullet wound to the neck. The other victim was shot in the arm.

The victims — neither of whom had gang ties — were “conversing on the driveway of the residence after returning from a late shift at work” when gunshots were fired from a moving vehicle, according to a sheriff’s statement.

Jimenez had recently moved to Artesia from Mexico, where his wife and children still lived.

The shooting “could have been a case of mistaken identity,” sheriff’s Sgt. Marcelo Quintero told the Los Angeles Times. He said Jimenez “was just a hardworking individual trying to squeak out a living and then he got shot … for what?”

Hahn urged anyone with information to call sheriff’s homicide Sgt. Richard Ruiz at (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

—City News Service

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