Benefit Car Wash Held for 7-Year-Old Palmdale Girl Shot in Head

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LANCASTER, Calif. (KTLA) — A car wash was held Saturday on behalf of Desirae Macias, a seven-year-old girl who was shot in the head, according to family members.

The car wash was scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sammy’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 44139 Sierra Hwy, in Lancaster.

It was hosted by The Good Times So. Cal Car & Bike Club, with all proceeds going to the Macias family.

Desirae suffered multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday in a car-to-car shooting, and remained on life support Saturday, her relatives told KTLA.


Desirae Macias

A pair of Antelope Valley brothers were charged with murder Friday in the shooting that left the 7-year- girl brain-dead.

Jesus Alberto Peralta, 22, and Carlos Peralta, 19, appeared in court in Lancaster Friday afternoon on charges that they shot into a car, fatally injuring Desirae Macias, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Wearing green jail uniforms, the two were told their arraignment was postponed till Sept. 20.

The Peraltas allegedly confronted Macias’ mother’s boyfriend early Wednesday at a Palmdale gas station, issuing a “gang challenge,” according to the DA’s office.

After a brief confrontation, the boyfriend left the scene with his girlfriend and her two children.

Macias was shot in the head, authorities said. The District Attorney’s Office identified her by a different name – Desiree Ybarra – than the one provided by coroner’s officials.

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