On March 25, in the morning, the house where 8 year old Jonah Hwang was fatally shot on 11th Street was targeted again. The house has been struck twice since the fatal shooting. and one time before the murder. Yesterday’s drive by makes four times in two months that this specific house has been targeted. The house is owned by two local teachers and their children. This is not gang related, and no motive for the shootings has been released by the police. To help catch the perpetrator (s), the Pomona Police Department and the City of Pomona are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of eight-year-old Jonah Hwang.
On February 20th, 2017 at 6:35 pm, the Pomona Police Department received a 911 call regarding a victim who had been shot at a residence in the 1100 block of W. Eleventh St. Officers arrived and found 8 year-old Jonah Hwang injured by gunfire and unresponsive. L.A. County Fire personnel tra nsported Jonah to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Prior to the shooting, Jonah was with his family inside the home, visiting friends for dinner. The suspect shot at the home from the street in an apparent drive-by shooting. Detectives continue to follow leads, and believe in a positive outcome for this investigation. Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in this case and hope that a reward will convince someone with information to come forward.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Luna or Det. Edson from the Pomona Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (909) 620-2095. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call the Police Department’s tip-line at (909)620-2085, “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or “We-Tip” at 1-800-782-7463.