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Reward offered in slaying of Highland Park teenager Jonathan Val

March 2, 2011 |  6:00 pm

Jonathan_val-1 Authorities are scheduled to announce a $50,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrests of the attackers who gunned down a 17-year-old high school student in Highland Park.

Jonathan Val was fatally wounded April 28 after he was confronted by three men in a vehicle as he stood on a sidewalk by an apartment building at 390 North Avenue 57, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The passenger in front fired several shots. Val was pronounced dead at a nearby  hospital.

The reward will be announced by City Councilman Ed Reyes at the scene of the shooting. Reyes represents the area.

Since January 2007, at least 23 homicides have been reported in Highland Park, according to a Times Homicide Report database. Nearly all the victims died of gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information regarding Val's killing is asked to call detectives at (213) 847-4261.


Homicide Report: 17-year-old fatally shot in Highland Park

--Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Jonathan Val. Credit: Department of Motor Vehicles