Lareanz Simmons Family Asks Tipsters to Call Police

Riverside Poly High School student shot Feb. 23

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    Lareanz Simmons' grandmother asks for help finding the gunman who shot and killed a 14-year-old Riverside Poly High School student. (Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012)

    The family of Lareanz Simmons, the 14-year-old Riverside Poly High School student who was fatally shot last month, said they are hoping a $50,000 reward will lead to an arrest in the case.

    "I know someone knows something," said Bernice Hobdy, the victim's grandmother.

    Riverside Teen Shot Near His Home

    [LA] Riverside Teen Shot Near His Home
    Lareanz Simmons had borrowed a video game from a neighbor when he was shot while walking home. NBC 4's Craig Fiegener reports from Riverside. (Published Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012)

    "I know someone knows who did this, and if you would just come, just come and tell someone because it's something we're all going to have to live with," she said at a Monday news conference.

    Detectives said Simmons (pictured, right) was not in a gang and they do not believe the shooting was done in retaliation.

    The teen was shot near a relative's home on Feb. 23. A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday in Riverside.

    A combined $50,000 in reward money is being offered in the case. Anonymous tips can be made by calling 1-800-782-7463.

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