LYNWOOD (CSBSLA) – Authorities have released new surveillance video in a 2016 car-to-car chase and shooting in Lynwood in which a 16-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet.
On the night of Nov. 23, 2016, Danah Rojo-Rivas of Hawthorne was in the backseat of a car with her family, coming home from church, when she was hit by gunfire in the area of Euclid Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard.READ MORE: City Of LA Opens Vaccinations To Age 16-Plus As Questions Swirl Over J&J Vaccine
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect vehicle was in pursuit of a minivan when someone in the suspect vehicle opened fire on the minivan and shot Rojo-Rivas, who was in a nearby car.
She died at the scene. Rojo-Rivas’ scared dog fled and was killed by oncoming traffic.READ MORE: Driver Of Camaro Killed In Azusa Wreck After Running Red Light; 2 Others Flee Scene
“Dana was screaming,” Rojo-Rivas’ mother told reporters back in December 2016. “She was saying, ‘Mom! Gunshots! Gunshots!’ She was screaming. When I stopped, Danah got quiet.”
On Thursday, the sheriff’s department released new surveillance video of the pursuit and shooting. The suspect vehicle is described as a silver or gray four-door vehicle, possibly a Ford Taurus. It was last seen traveling west on Euclid.
A $30,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.MORE NEWS: LAUSD Reopens Campuses Tuesday For First Time Since March 2020
Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s bureau at 323-890-5500.