Karla Villa, a 15-year-old Latina, died Sunday, Jan. 7, after being shot in the 4500 block of North Heathdale Avenue in Covina, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The Baldwin Hills High School sophomore was with a group of about 10 friends around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Det. Gus Carrillo.
Several groups of teenagers had received an Instagram message about a party on North Heathdale Avenue, Carrillo said, but when they arrived, the residents said there wasn’t a party at the house.
Karla’s friends and several other groups of teens waited outside on the sidewalk, checking their phones for a new Instagram message clarifying the address for the party, Carrillo said. Karla was standing near the curb in front of a house under construction when a dark-colored SUV stopped near the group. ...