VICTORVILLE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said a 12-year-old girl has died after being shot in her own home in Victorville Wednesday night.
The shooting occurred at the corner of Monaco Drive and Palermo Avenue around 8:30 p.m.
The girl, identified by her stepfather as Makiya Walls, was rushed to a hospital, where she died.
The gunman, described only as a black man, walked up to the home and fired a shotgun into the front window. Mikaya was struck by the gunfire.
Patel spoke to a neighbor who said she believed she heard four pops — very loud and very quick in succession. She believed it might have been fireworks at first. She then heard sirens and knew something wasn’t right.
“They just came out screaming that someone had shot their daughter,” said Linda Fierro, “right through the front window.”
She said she didn’t know the family well but that a large extended family lived in the home and remembers they have a daughter about 12.
Witnesses described the vehicle as a white, possible four-door sedan. It was last seen speeding from the area immediately after the shots were fired.