Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson has announced a $75,000 reward for information in the shooting death of 7 year old Taalib Pecantte and the attempted murder of his mother Sawan Mock.
Wesson and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying and bringing to justice the perpetrators of this terrible crime.
On Monday, December 2, 2013, at 8:55 p.m., Taalib Pecantte, a 7 year old boy, his mother and her friend were seated in her vehicle in the 1900 block of South Corning Street. Four male suspects wearing black hoodie jackets ambushed them and fired multiple gunshots into the vehicle. Taalib and his mother were struck by the gunfire. Taalib died the following day from his injuries at Children’s Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery
LAPD Detectives have been unable to identify any suspects or eye-witnesses to the crime and are seeking the public’s help.
“We need the public’s help in getting the person or persons who committed this crime off the streets before they can do it to someone else’s child,” said Wesson. “Somebody saw something.”
Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD’s 24-hour toll-free number, (877) LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be conveyed by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.