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$10,000 rewards offered in two separate killings

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of gunmen in two separate killings in Long Beach.

Officials announced Tuesday that they are investigating the shooting deaths of Heather Broadus, a 27-year-old black woman from La Mirada, and Eduardo Rodriguez, a 14-year-old Latino from Long Beach.

Photo: Heather Broadus. Credit: DMV. Broadus' body was found by a passerby Aug. 30 about 6:30 a.m. in the 300 block of East 56th Street. The person called 911 and Long Beach Fire Department officials found her body in a parkway. She had been shot more than once in the torso and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Based on preliminary information, police believe Broadus was shot at some point the previous night. The motive for the shooting remains unknown.

Photo: Eduardo Rodriguez. Credit: KTLA.Three months later, Eduardo Rodriguez was fatally shot at his home in the 1600 block of East 53rd Street. On Nov. 17, Eduardo was playing video games inside his house about 9 p.m. when someone knocked on the door. Officials said when Eduardo answered, a person began shooting through the metal security screen and the boy was hit several times.

Authorities were called and Eduardo was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later.

A motive for the shooting remains unclear, but investigators believe the gunman intended to target an adult relative of Eduardo's who formerly lived at the house and has gang ties.

Witnesses to the incident said they saw two men walk away from the house and enter a car after the shooting.

Anyone with information about the identities of the shooters in either case is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Homicide Detail at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips can be sent via text or e-mail at www.longbeach.gov/police.

-- Sarah Ardalani

Top photo: Heather Broadus. Credit: DMV. Bottom photo: Eduardo Rodriguez. Credit: KTLA.

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