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$10K Reward For Information In Fatal Fourth Of July Shooting Renewed

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A $10,000 reward for information in the slaying of a 14-year-old girl who was killed while watching Fourth of July fireworks was renewed Tuesday by county officials.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended extending the reward, which was set to expire on Oct. 8, for information in the death of Unique Russell. She and two of her cousins – 12-year-old Rekell Reeves and 25-year-old Freddy Pickett, were shot when two men fired into a crowd in unincorporated West Athens at about 10:20 p.m. on Independence Day.

Rekell Reeves and Pickett both suffered leg wounds.

The shooting suspects were described as black men about 18 to 25 years old. One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and the other was wearing a white T-shirt.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call sheriff’s Sgt. Kenneth Perry or Detective Gary Sloan at (323) 890-550 or call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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