Man Shot Dead While Granddaughter Was Holding His Hand

In a tragic incident last fall, a 57-year-old grandfather was brutally killed in front of his young granddaughter at his residence in South Gate, California. Hector Ascencio Sr. was shot dead when he responded to a knock at his door on Glenwood Place, as reported by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The horrific event was witnessed by Ascencio’s adolescent granddaughter, who was holding her grandfather’s hand when the incident occurred.

The assailant quickly fled the scene in a dark-colored four-door vehicle immediately after the shooting. Despite the swift response from law enforcement, the suspect remains at large, and the motive behind the killing is still unknown. The case has been under investigation for six months, but no arrests have been made so far.

In a bid to expedite the capture of the killer, local authorities have announced a combined reward of $30,000 for any information leading to an arrest and conviction. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the City of South Gate have each authorized rewards of $20,000 and $10,000, respectively. The decision was unanimously approved by the five members of the County Board of Supervisors.

Los Angeles Supervisor Janice Hahn, who initially filed the motion for the reward, expressed her deep concern over the incident. She emphasized the urgency of bringing the perpetrators to justice and appealed to the public for assistance. The City of South Gate has also authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the suspects.

Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s help in gathering information about the shooting. A detective told local media that they are hopeful someone will come forward with information that can help bring justice to Ascencio’s grieving family.

The family, still in shock, stated that Ascencio had no known enemies and they are struggling to understand why anyone would want to harm their loved one. Andy Ascencio, one of Hector Ascencio Sr.’s sons, made a heartfelt plea to the public, urging anyone with information to come forward.