Fundraiser Planned for Unsolved Christmas Eve Murders

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    (L-R) Gianni Belvedere, Ilona Flint and Salvatore Belvedere in a Facebook photo

    Family and friends of three murder victims are holding a fundraiser to increase the reward for information leading to the killer’s arrest.

    On Christmas Eve 2013, Salvatore Belvedere, 22, and Ilona Flint, 22, gunned down in a parking lot at the Westfield Mission Valley mall. Flint was pronounced at the scene, while Salvatore died a few days later from his injuries.

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    Investigators confirmed that a third person in the Christmas Eve mall shooting - Gianni Belvedere - was killed and found in the trunk of his car. NBC 7's Candice Nguyen reports. (Published Friday, Jan 24, 2014)

    Gianni Belvedere -- Salvatore's brother and Flint's fiancé -- went missing following the shooting. The San Diego Police Department launched a missing person search for Gianni that lasted several weeks.

    Finally, on Jan. 17, Gianni’s body was discovered in the trunk of his car in Riverside. He, too, had been fatally shot.

    Three months later, the case remains a mystery.

    Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case. Loved ones have also created a website to increase the reward, which has raised $1,000 so far.

    The fundraiser is scheduled for April 13 at the Eastbound Bar and Grill in Lakeside.

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