Coral Salvador thought her 4-year-old son was asleep when she peered into a bedroom and realized he wasn’t there.
As she walked toward the front door, she heard gunshots, and saw her son’s motionless body on the front porch.
“There was blood everywhere,” she said.
Salvador grabbed the boy and ran inside, where she performed CPR in the living room and cradled his small head. She could feel where a bullet had punctured his skull.
"I knew he wasn't going to make it, but I held out hope," she said.
Doctors at the hospital tried to resuscitate the boy but were unsuccessful. He died shortly after midnight.
Nearly two months later, Salvador, 23, returned to the home along with other family members and Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide investigators to ask the public for help identifying the shooter and to publicize a $20,000 reward.