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Family of Murdered ROTC Student Seeks Public's Help

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In a press conference today, the family of a 14-year-old Riverside boy who was fatally shot in February have asked for the public's help in finding his killer.

NBC Los Angeles reports that Bernice Hobdy, Lareanz Simmons' grandmother, told members of the media that "I know someone knows who did this, and if you would just come, just come and tell someone because it's something we're all going to have to live with."

Simmons was shot near his grandmother's house by a young Latino man on the evening of February 23, reports the LA Times. It's not clear what prompted the murder. Simmons was a member of the Junior ROTC program at Riverside’s Poly High School.

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