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$25,000 reward offered in killing of Inglewood grandmother

Photo: Gwendolyn Taylor. Credit: Family photo. The city of Inglewood is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the gunman who killed Gwendolyn Taylor, a 61-year-old black woman.

The shooting occurred about 4:45 p.m. Dec. 12, 2010, at Rogers Park in the 400 block of West Beach Avenue.

A man opened fire on a 15-year-old boy who hid behind a parked vehicle, said Lt. Michael Marshall of the Inglewood Police Department.

Stray bullets hit the teen in the arm, while Taylor was struck in the ribcage. She was leaving the park’s building, where she had attended a family Christmas dinner.

Both victims, who police say did not know each other, were taken to the hospital. The boy was treated and released but Taylor died after surgery, Marshall said.

Authorities say the shooting was random and Taylor was caught in what appears to be a gang-related shooting.

Anyone with information about the identity of the shooter is asked to contact the Inglewood Police homicide section at (310) 412-5246. Tipsters who'd like to remain anonymous can call (888) 41-CRIME (412-7463).

-- Sarah Ardalani

[For the record: An earlier version of this post said Taylor was shot in 2009.]

Photo: Gwendolyn Taylor. Credit: Family photo.

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