The Los Angeles Kings hockey team has matched the L.A. City Council’s announced $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a gunman who shot and killed 14-month-old Angel Mauro Cortez Nava, reports KTLA.com.
The announcement was made by Kings Governor Timothy J. Leiweke during the launch of the 2,000 Acts of Hope charitable initiative in Los Angeles earlier today.
During such an exciting time such as this we cant lose sight of the importance and responsibility we all share in keeping our community safe, said Leiweke.
Our players and staff feel a tremendous obligation to do everything we can to help find who committed this terrible act of irresponsibility and hopefully this can contribute to the effort to acquire the information necessary to find who did this and make sure everyone knows this is unacceptable in our city.
At the press conference, Deputy Police Chief Pat Gannon held photos of Nava, calling him a “beautiful little Angel.”
The baby was being held by his father, Mauro Cortez, when a gunman on a bicycle rolled up and opened fire. Both father and son were rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where the baby later died and Cortez is listed as being in stable condition due to a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
Read more at KTLA.