NEWS FROM DON KNABE
Supervisor, Fourth District
County of Los Angeles
822 Hahn Hall of Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David A. Sommers
(213) 453-6446 (cell)
KNABE TO OFFER $10,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION RELATED
TO THE MURDER OF A 16-YEAR OLD LONG BEACH STUDENT
LOS ANGELES, November 2, 2009 – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a $10,000 reward tomorrow, at the request of Supervisor Don Knabe, for information related to the shooting death of 16-year old, Wilson High School student, Melody Ross.
On October 30, 2009, at approximately 10:00 p.m. an unidentified shooter fired into a group outside of Wilson High School following the homecoming football game on Friday night. In addition to hitting Ross, two other men, ages 18 and 20, were wounded in the gunfire. Ross was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, but succumbed to her injuries at 10:30 p.m.
Long Beach detectives are currently investigating the incident, and believe it would be beneficial to offer a reward in the case, which may prompt reluctant witnesses to come forward and provide information to identify the individual(s) responsible for this crime.
“It is important for the County of Los Angeles to display an unwavering stance against random acts of violence,” said Supervisor Knabe. “In order to bring this suspect to justice, and demonstrate our intolerance to such heinous crimes, I believe this reward should be established, hoping someone will come forward so that we can bring this suspect to justice.”
Anyone having any information related to this accident is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Homicide Division at (562) 570-7244. The identity of all callers will remain confidential.
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