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05/26/2011 05:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Reward Offered For Tips On Death Of Joshua Montes, Toddler Shooting Victim

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a $75,000 reward for tips that lead to a conviction in the shooting death of Joshua Montes, a two-year old boy, reports CBS LA.

Last Monday evening, Montes was being held in the arms of his uncle, Josefat Canchola, when bullets from the street hit both of them in the head. Both were in the yard outside Montes' home, and the bullets reached them through two different fences. Montes died soon after he was brought to the hospital, and Canchola was taken off life support Tuesday afternoon, reports NBC LA. He is still in critical condition.

Council President Pro Tempore Jan Perry approved the LA city council's motion to set an award amount. In a statement, Perry said, "It is my hope that this reward will help us find the person or persons responsible for this unimaginable crime... These people obviously have no regard for human life and we need to do everything in our power to find them before they hurt someone else."

Report a tip in the shooting case of Joshua Montes by calling detectives at (323) 846-6556. On weekends and non-business hours, call the 24-hour detective information desk at 1-888-LAPD-24-7. Tips can be anonymous.