Dominique Peatry, 14
Posted Sept. 7, 2010, 9:18 a.m.
Dominique Peatry, a 14-year-old black girl, was shot and killed Sunday, Sept. 5, in the 44000 block of 6th Street East in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
The shooting occurred shortly before 1 a.m. at a house party, according to Deputy Lillian Peck of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Dominique and six others were injured. The victims, ranging in age from 13 to 26, were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Dominique was pronounced dead an hour later, authorities said.
The other victims are all expected to survive.
A gang dispute appears to have sparked the shooting, officials said.
Homicide bureau Lt. Pat Nelson said investigators are “confident” that the shooting was gang-related, but declined to identify the gangs. There had been no arrests made by Monday evening.
Nelson called the shooting a “senseless, brutal crime,” and asked anyone with information to call homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500 or leave an anonymous tip at (800) 222-TIPS.
-- Victoria Kim, Scott Gold and Robert J. Lopez