A $20,000 reward is being offered in the hunt for the killer of a 3-year-old boy during a road rage incident Saturday in Arkansas.
Authorities in Little Rock are looking for an older black Chevrolet Impala; however, there is no description of the suspected shooter has been released.
The $20,000 reward is offered for information leading to the suspect arrest and conviction.
The boy and his grandmother were on a shopping trip and stopped at a stop sign when another driver, apparently angry at the delay, got out of his car and opened fire. The boy was hit at least once and the grandmother was not affected.
$ 20,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) involved in this murder. pic.twitter.com/o8p6W77Hi3
— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) On December 18, 2016
The police Lt. Steve McClanahan said the researchers believe that the boy and his grandmother are completely harmless and have no relationship with Saturday shooter. He said the grandmother was just “driving the car and was with her grandson, shopping when the incident occurred.”
This is the second deadly Little Rock road rage incident with a young child in the last few weeks. A 2-year-old girl was killed in November when a suspect who is still at large driven by the car she was riding in and opened fire.
“We can’t have a community where the least protected among us, the children, who are dying in these senseless crimes in our city,” Police chief Kenton Buckner said.
He said that he did not know if the children of the shootings were related.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.