Funeral Planned for Boy Killed in Road Rage Shooting

By Drew Van Voorhis
Drew Van Voorhis
Drew Van Voorhis
Drew Van Voorhis is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times. He has been a journalist for four years, during which time he has broken several viral national news stories and has been interviewed for his work on both radio and internet shows.
June 4, 2021 Updated: June 4, 2021

A funeral for six-year-old Aiden Leos, who was killed in a road rage shooting in May, is scheduled for June 5.

It’s set to begin at noon at Calvary Chapel in Yorba Linda, Calif., and will only be open to close friends and family, with a viewing set to occur prior to the service.

Though attendance is limited, there will be a livestream available for members of the public who wish to mourn Aiden.

The boy was killed May 21 when his mother was driving him to kindergarten on the 55 Freeway in the City of Orange. During a road rage-sparked incident with another vehicle, a man shot into the back of the car Aiden was travelling in, fatally wounding the child.

California Highway Patrol is still investigating the killing, and has since released a photo of the suspect car, believed to be a 2018 or 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen with non-tinted windows. Freeway cameras captured the vehicle, although the license plate number is not known, and occupants of the car have yet to be identified.

Authorities have said a woman was driving the car, and a male passenger fired the weapon.

“As of today, there are no new updates,” Tino Olivera, CHP spokesperson told The Epoch Times June 4. “We’re getting a lot of calls from witnesses and that has not stopped, which we like, and we encourage people to call. We’ll follow up on those leads and investigate them and we’re still getting calls every day.”

Oliveras could not say how much closer the investigation is to catching the killers.

To try and help get information, there is currently a $500,000 reward that will be given to anyone who gives information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the shooter. The reward has been increasing nearly daily from various contributors in Orange County.

website is currently active to help try and find the shooter, and anyone with information is asked to contact the CHP Santa Ana Office at 714-567-6000 or email santaanachptipline@chp.ca.gov.

Drew Van Voorhis
Drew Van Voorhis
Drew Van Voorhis is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times. He has been a journalist for four years, during which time he has broken several viral national news stories and has been interviewed for his work on both radio and internet shows.