15-Year-Old Girl Shot in the Head in Covina Is Listed in ‘Grave Condition’

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A 15-year-old girl shot in the head in Covina late Saturday night has been described as being in grave condition while authorities are still on the search for the gunmen, officials said Sunday.

The shooting happened in the 4500 block of Heathdale Avenue at about 9:44 p.m., officials said. A news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Sunday morning said a motive for the shooting is not known and there's "no suspect information."

Investigators search the scene where a 15-year-old girl was shot in Covina on Jan. 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Investigators search the scene where a 15-year-old girl was shot in Covina on Jan. 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

However, earlier in the morning, L.A. County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Nicole Davis said the suspects are believed to be three to four Hispanic men who fled the scene in a black SUV. She said the victim is believed to be a Hispanic girl.

The injured girl was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital, and later in the morning, was said to be in grave condition, officials said. They said she is not expected to survive her injuries.

Early findings in the investigation indicated the girl was standing with a group that scattered once shots rang out, law enforcement officials told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

A woman who lives near the scene of the shooting told KTLA she could hear what sounded like around five gunshots before ambulance and police sirens rang through the neighborhood.

"I was in my bed and I hear like 'boom boom boom boom,'" she said. "That's it and it stopped."

Any possible relationship between the suspects and victim is not yet known, Davis said. Officials said the girl is believed to be from the Baldwin Park area and it is unclear if she was the intended target of the shooting.

Homicide detectives are investigating the scene of the shooting, officials said.

Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.