Help needed to solve 2016 murder of teenage girl as she left church in Lynwood

Authorities and family members are asking the public for help Thursday in their search for the man who killed a 16-year-old girl as she sat in the back of her mother’s car in Lynwood there several years old.

The shooting took place on November 16, 2016, near the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, as the victim was leaving a church ceremony.

Investigators determined the shooter was pursuing an unrelated person and fired multiple rounds as that person exited a vehicle and fled south across Euclid Avenue.

The shooter missed the intended target and instead hit the car Danah Rojo-Rivas was in, fatally injuring her.

The suspects fled the scene immediately after the shooting and the intended targets were not found after they abandoned their vehicle, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said after the shooting.

Homicide detectives believe there are still witnesses who can provide information about the case and are holding a press conference Thursday to ask the public to provide information.

“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know your name, but you had no right to take your life – not just my daughter’s life,” Danah’s mother said shortly after the shooting. “You have no right to take life.”

A $20,000 reward is being offered in the case, according to the sheriff’s department.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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