Police Respond to ‘Bicycle Lock’ Assault With Shots, Kill 14-Year-Old Girl in Changing Room with Stray Bullet


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Responding to a 911 call citing an argument and shots fired on Thursday, Los Angeles police ended up shooting not only the suspect, but also a girl inside a changing room with her mother. The girl has been identified as Valentina Orellana Peralta by the LA County Coroner.

The assault suspect and Peralta were both pronounced dead at the scene, LAPD said. The female victim of the alleged assault was transported to the hospital with moderate to serious injuries to her face and head. The suspect has not yet been identified.

No guns were found at the scene, despite initial reports of shots fired and the police’s subsequent decision to open fire on the suspect.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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