Miracle Treasure McGowan, a 15-year-old black girl, died Thursday, Jan. 11, after being shot in the 9300 block of South Hooper Avenue in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Miracle was sitting in the front passenger seat of her mother’s SUV, with her mother at the wheel, when someone began shooting at the car around 9 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
The car was parked next to the curb outside the family’s home when the shooting began, and Miracle was closest to the gunfire, Mendoza said. Friends told KCBS-TV Channel 2 that Miracle, her mother and a female friend had gotten into the car to go get something to eat.
Bullets struck Miracle in the torso and her mother in the leg, according to coroner’s records. The friend sitting in the back seat ...