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Authorities release images of car linked to 2016 shooting that killed Lynwood teen

Investigators have released photos of a sedan they say was involved in the shooting death of 16-year-old Danah Rojo-Rivas as she and her family headed home from church in Lynwood the night before Thanksgiving in 2016.

Danah was sitting in the back of the family car holding a pet poodle on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, when the car her mother was driving stopped for a red light near Euclid Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard about 9:35 p.m., officials said.

A burgundy Saturn SUV that had been involved in a car chase pulled behind the family and was unable to move forward because of traffic, according to officials.

A man got out of the other car involved in the chase, a gray or silver sedan, and began shooting at the SUV, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marcelo Quintero. 

One of the rounds went through the back panel of the Rivas car, striking Danah in the upper torso. The talented softball player and Gardena High School junior died moments later on the sidewalk, after her mother and brother pulled her from the car to try to save her.

Nearby surveillance cameras captured grainy photos of the shooter’s vehicle, described as either a gray or silver four-door sedan, possibly a Ford Taurus, according to the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. 

The car was last seen driving west on Euclid Avenue that night.

A $30,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter. 

Anyone with information should call Det. Adam Kirste or Sgt. Robert Gray at the Homicide Bureau, (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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