ALTADENA (CBSLA) — An increased reward of $25,000 is being offered in the deadly 2016 shooting of a 4-year-old boy in Altadena.
Salvador Esparza III of Monrovia was shot at about 10:40 p.m. on July 5 while visiting family friends in the 300 block of West Figueroa Drive.
READ MORE: $20,000 Reward Offered In Case Of Missing Palmdale Woman, Investigators Say Foul Play Is Suspected
(credit: Esparza Family)
He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Authorities are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the shooter.
READ MORE: Topanga Elementary To Reopen Wednesday After Shuttering Due To Palisades Fire
A 27-year-old man was also injured in the shooting.
Salvador was caught in the crossfire of what was believed to be a gang-related shooting and he was not believed to be the intended target, authorities said.
Anyone with additional information about the shooting is urged to call 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
MORE NEWS: Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Rally Outside Of Israeli Consulate In West LA
(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)