By CBSLA Staff

ALTADENA (CBSLA) — An increased reward of $25,000 is being offered in the deadly 2016 shooting of a 4-year-old boy in Altadena.

Salvador Esparza III of Monrovia was shot at about 10:40 p.m. on July 5 while visiting family friends in the 300 block of West Figueroa Drive.

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(credit: Esparza Family)

He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Authorities are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the shooter.

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A 27-year-old man was also injured in the shooting.

Salvador was caught in the crossfire of what was believed to be a gang-related shooting and he was not believed to be the intended target, authorities said.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting is urged to call 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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