The prize fund has grown to more than $ 300,000 in search of suspects in the murder of a six-year-old boy in Southern California.
"Who Shoot Aiden?" Efforts stalled at $ 325,000 earlier Friday evening, just over a week after Aiden Leos was shot in the back seat of a car driven by her mother on State Route 55 near Chapman Avenue in Orange County, officials said. Aiden Leos.Family photo
The boy, who was sitting in a support chair, and his mother were heading north on the Costa Mesa Freeway when a gunshot rang out around 8pm PT May 21, possibly from a white Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, authorities said.
The boy, on his way to kindergarten, told his mother, "Mom, my stomach hurts," shortly after the shooting, the family said.
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The Golf had colorless windows and appeared to be a 2018 or 2019 model, officials said. Two people were inside. The vehicle was last seen heading east State State Route 91 shortly after the shooting, which investigators have listed as a case of road rage.
The attack took place about eight miles east of Disneyland and more than 30 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
The tape of the yellow crime scene is easy on the roads north of the 55-lane highway as police investigators patrol the highway looking for evidence following the May 21, 2021 shooting incident in Orange, California.
A yellow crime scene tape cuts through the tracks north of a 55-lane highway as police investigators patrol the highway in search of evidence following a May 21, 2021 shooting in Orange, California. Mark Rightmire / Orange County Register with AP file
"Please if you have seen anything, anything, any dashcams or anything suspicious, please come forward," the boy's sister Alexis Cloonan said Thursday.
Orange County Superintendent Don Wagner, who represents the scene of Aiden's shooting, urged representatives to keep their ears open for any clues that might help investigators.
"Maybe you hear a neighbor, an acquaintance, talk about this horrible thing they've heard about, and that they know who did it, no matter what, come forward," Wagner said.