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 EXTENDS REWARD FOR INFORMATION RELATED
TO THE MURDER OF 16-YEAR OLD LONG BEACH STUDENT
LOS ANGELES, January 26, 2010 – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously extended a $20,000 reward today, 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 Melody, two other men, ages 18 and 20, were wounded in the gunfire. Melody was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, but succumbed to her injuries at 10:30 p.m.
Although arrests have been made, the investigation continues. Long Beach Detectives believe extending the reward in this case may prompt additional witnesses to come forward and provide additional information into this crime.
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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