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L.A. City Council offers $50,000 reward in gang-related shooting death of 4-month-old in Van Nuys

September 29, 2009 | 11:24 am
The Los Angeles City Council this morning approved a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for the shooting death of a 4-month-old Van Nuys boy on Sunday.

The baby, Andrew Garcia, was killed and two other people were wounded in what police say was a gang-related shooting in Van Nuys. The shooting happened 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 male suspects 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 the homicide detectives in Van Nuys at (818) 374-0040.

-- Phil Willon at L.A. City Hall

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