$11,000 reward for arrest in Jacksonville 7-year-old's death

7-year-old dead after shooting

A reward of $11,000 is being offered for the arrest of two persons of interest in the Jacksonville shooting death of a 7-year-old girl.

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Heydi Rivas-Villanuevas was shot while sitting in a car on 103rd when she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. She died at Wolfson Children's Hospital.

The shooting was the latest in a string of shootings in Duval County. On Friday, a mother of three was gunned down while sitting in a drive-thru of a McDonald's on Baymeadows Drive.

Mayor Lenny Curry appeared with JSO Sheriff Mike Williams at a Sunday press conference. For a transcript of Sunday's conference, please click here.

"We’ve mourned with the family and today is really about identifying the people that did this," Curry said. "We use  Crime Stoppers so our law enforcement to get these guys off the street and our state attorney can prosecute these guys for the terrible thing that they did in Jacksonville last night."

Sheriff Mike Williams on the shooting death of local 7-year-old girl

UPDATED IMAGES: Persons of interest in shooting death of 7-year-old Jacksonville girl https://bit.ly/2w4yrM9

Posted by Action News Jax on Sunday, August 12, 2018

According to JSO, two men exchanged shots with an unknown number of occupants in a dark sedan, following a verbal altercation.

There was also a black Kia nearby, that police believe was also involved, JSO said.

The child was in a car with her sibling and father when she was hit in the head by a stray bullet, police said.

JSO said Heydi was "an innocent victim," waiting for her mother.

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Police have since released a photo of two "persons of interest."

JSO describes the two men as a black man wearing a white top, jeans that appeared to be acid washed, and a black man wearing maroon.

The two are believed to be in an early to mid 2000’s green Nissan Altima, according to police.

JSO and Crime Stoppers ask anyone with informatio nto come forward and call JSO at (904) 630-0500.

To remain anonymous, dial 1-866-845 TIPS. If a tip leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for an $11,000 reward.

Heydi Rivas Villanueva Shooting Death Investigation - PLEASE SHARE

Heydi Rivas Villanueva Death Investigation - PLEASE SHARE On August 11, 2018, around 6:00 p.m., 7-year-old Heydi Rivas Villanueva was sitting in a vehicle waiting for someone with her father to come out of a restaurant located in the shopping plaza in the 7900 block of 103rd Street. Gunfire erupted between two unrelated groups. A stray bullet struck Heydi in the head, killing her. The video depicts multiple scenes of the investigation. The first couple clips show the two persons of interest walking. We are trying to identify these two individuals. The second clip is two dark colored vehicles moving. These two vehicles are involved and we need to speak to these individuals. It is unknown how many people are in each car. The third clip is believed to be driven by an unknown person and picked up the two persons of interest. In doing so, they may have hit the blue vehicle in the process. We are trying to identify the vehicle, and the persons driving each vehicle. Anyone who knows any information in reference to this shooting, the persons of interest in the photos, or any of the vehicles in the photos or listed is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office immediately. Contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $11,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

Posted by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on Sunday, August 12, 2018