A 16-year-old girl died after she was accidentally shot in the chest at a home in Victorville over the weekend, authorities said Monday.
Police were called to the 14400 block of Moon Valley Street (map) when the shooting was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. Sunday, according to an advisory from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities arrived to discover Dakota Washington, 16, of Victorville, with a gunshot wound to her chest, according to the advisory.
Washington was rushed to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the Sheriff’s Department stated.
Homicide detectives called to investigate the shooting believed that Washington was accidentally shot by a 15-year-old boy who was at the home, according to the advisory.
The boy was interviewed and eventually booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter Monday, the Sheriff’s Department stated.
Anyone with further information regarding the shooting was asked to contact Detective Mike Flores or Sgt. Robert Warrick at 909-387-3589.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous were urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.