The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $20,000 reward Tuesday in hopes of apprehending whoever gunned down a teenage girl in the Charter Oak neighborhood near Covina in January.

Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended extending the reward, which was set to expire Oct. 26. It will now be available for at least the next 90 days.

About 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 6, 15-year-old Karla Villa was standing with some friends in the 4500 block of North Heathdale Avenue when someone shot her in the head. Investigators said the friends were waiting for a social media-publicized event to start and were monitoring their cellphones when a dark-colored SUV drove by and shots were fired.

Detectives originally thought the gunfire came from the SUV, but later determined the shots were fired by someone on foot near the teen’s group. The Baldwin Park High School sophomore was pronounced dead late the next day.

The girl’s mother appeared at a February news conference and pleaded for witnesses to come forward. Speaking through a Spanish interpreter, the mother of three younger daughters and a grown son told reporters she wanted the gunman to know the pain he had caused her family.

“I don’t cry in front of them. I have to be strong and not let them see me suffering,” Guadalupe Villa said.

Solis urged anyone with information on the shooting to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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