15-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured in Covina Shooting Dies

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A 15-year-old girl who was critically injured in a Covina shooting over the weekend has died, authorities said Monday.

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)

The girl, who has not been identified, was shot in the head Saturday night in the 4500 block of Heathdale Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

She was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital, where she was listed in grave condition until she died sometime Sunday, Deputy Charles Moore told KTLA.

An investigation revealed that the girl was standing with a group that scattered when shots rang out, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported.

The girl is believed to be from the Baldwin Park area, but it is unclear what she was doing in Covina and if she was the intended target of the shooting.

The girl went to a high school within the Baldwin Park Unified School District, officials confirmed. In a statement, Superintendent Dr. Froilan Mendoza said they were saddened by the loss of one of their students.

"We extend our most sincere condolences to the student’s family and friends as they grieve. Grief counselors and psychologists will be made available to students and staff who request support during this time," the statement read.

The relationship between the victim and any possible suspects is also unknown.

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

KTLA's Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this story. 

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