Boyle Heights

10-Year-Old Girl Who Was Shot in Boyle Heights Speaks Out

The unintended victim of a drive-by shooting in Boyle Heights, 10-year-old Alyn vividly remembers what happened that night.

She and her sister were walking to the store, when she saw the gun.

"All I just heard in my head was, 'beeeep' and I fell down," said Alyn.

The bullet grazed her skull, authorities said.

"They haven't caught the person, I'm afraid if they'll want to shoot me again," said Alyn.

LAPD detectives said the shooter intended to fire at a man riding his bike nearby. Alyn does not remember the shooter's face, only the gray car the shooter was driving.

The LA City Council approved a $50,000 reward for any information that will lead to a conviction.

"Think of this young girl, it could be your own relative," said LA City Councilman Jose Huizar. The girl's mother said she was not angry.

"I only think that God can give justice, he will decide when that will be," she said.

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