The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the killer of a Gardena middle school student in the unincorporated neighborhood of Westmont.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended extending the reward, hoping it will draw out witnesses to the shooting of 15-year-old Mark Tyree Jr., who was set to start ninth grade at New Millennium Secondary School when he was gunned down last summer in the neighborhood east of Inglewood.
Set to expire Oct. 15, the reward will now be available for at least the next 90 days.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on June 26, 2016, the teen was talking to a friend while standing in a driveway in the 1300 block of West 92nd Street when someone opened fire from the front passenger window of a passing gray Chevrolet Camaro. Mark was struck and collapsed in the driveway. He died at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Investigators believe the shooting may have been gang-related, but said neither Mark nor his friend were gang members.
“They were just two kids hanging out in front of a residence,” sheriff’s Lt. John Corina told the Los Angeles Times.
Anyone with information was asked to call sheriff’s Sgt. Domenick Recchia at (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
–City News Service