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He Was Waiting At A Bus Stop When Someone Shot Him Dead. More Than 20 Years Later, Nobody Knows The Gunman's Name.

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Sep. 8 2022, Published 2:26 p.m. ET

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A high school student was waiting at a bus stop when a gunman ended his life. Now, more than two decades later, police still don’t know who is responsible.

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On June 15, 2001, Lynn Dale Bell was a 16-year-old student at Lincoln High School in San Diego. He was waiting near a bus stop at the Willie Henderson Sports Complex on Logan Avenue, according to San Diego police.

That is when a man approached and fired several shots at the teen.

He died from his injuries and the suspect fled the scene. Police have not released any suspect description.

A woman was playing in a nearby park, and she was also struck by a bullet, police said. That victim recovered from her injuries.

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Now, 22 years later, the investigation into the killing of Bell has gone cold. Though police still hope to solve the case. A reward of $1,000 is being offered and anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at (619) 531-2293.

In 2013, his mother, Sherry Warren, spoke to NBC San Diego about her son’s murder. She said he was killed in front of other people, none of whom wanted to speak up for fear that they would be next.

But she hoped one of them would have the courage.

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“It’s just hard going on day to day not knowing,” said Warren, according to the station.

Every year in Mid-June, the family gets together and tries to keep Bell’s memory alive by making special T-shirts with his name and his photograph.

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When she spoke to NBC San Diego, it had been more than a decade since her son was killed. At that time, she held on to hope but admitted difficulties in that her son was a cold case

“I don’t want to wait any more. I want justice. My son deserves to rest,” Warren told NBC 7. “Whoever did this, I consider them a coward.”

Now, a decade after that interview, she is still waiting.


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