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Authorities Increase Reward Money For Two Recent Shootings

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Officials increased the reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of a Bronx teenager.

Kemar Brooks, a 14-year-old tennis player, was shot and killed while inside Haffen Park in Baychester last week.

His body was discovered by his father last Friday.

The total reward was increased to $22,000, with $10,000 each from the Mayor's Office and NYPD, as well as $2,000 from Crime Stoppers.

Meanwhile, officials also increased a reward for information about a shooting that wounded several people in Brownsville, Brooklyn, including a toddler, to $22,000.

Police say the gunman drove up to a group of people in a white Volkswagen Jetta in Brownsville on Sunday and opened fire.

A two-year-old girl, two teenagers and three men were struck.

The toddler was released from the hospital Wednesday and is now recovering from leg surgery.

Anyone with information on the cases should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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