San Francisco police are offering a reward of $100,000 in the identification and arrest of a suspect(s) in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy in the Bayview neighborhood, Police Chief Bill Scott announced Monday.
The victim, Jace Young, was celebrating with family members on July 4 when police were called to the 1200 block of Ingalls Avenue at 10:44 p.m. and found Young suffering from a gunshot wound. Young was sent to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Another 39-year-old male victim was injured and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said they continue to examine several pieces of evidence while homicide investigators obtain and review surveillance footage captured in the area.
Begging the public to come forward with any information, Young’s mother, Lakesha Kyle said during a Monday press conference:
“This is a devastating thing that happened to my 6-year-old son. My 6-year-old innocent son.”
“All I just want is help from somebody to bring these people to justice.”
Scott said the public can contact Sgt. Timothy Kiley with the department’s homicide detail at (415) 553-9099 with any information about the shooting.
Additionally, the public can reach out to police anonymously by calling the tip line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.
Jerold serves as a reporter and San Francisco Bureau Chief for SFBay covering transportation and occasionally City Hall and the Mayor's Office in San Francisco. His work on transportation has been recognized by the San Francisco Press Club. Born and raised in San Francisco, he graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in journalism. Jerold previously wrote for the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit, noncommercial news organization. When not reporting, you can find Jerold taking Muni to check out new places to eat in the city.