7-Year-Old Girl Who Was Shot In Head Dies
A sad ending to the shooting of a 7-year-old in Palmdale; Desiree Macias, who had been declared brain dead after being shot in the head, has died, ABC 7 reports.
The shooting occurred on Wednesday after the girl's father got into an altercation at a Mobil gas station with the suspects, who pursued the family and fired shots. One hit Desiree, who was seated in the backseat.
Three men have been arrested but Fox 11 reports that police are still looking for two more men involved. It's not known whether the Macias family knew the men or had a previous history with them. It's reported that the father maced one of the suspects, then fled, which led to the fatal shooting.
Fox 11 reports that Desiree is being kept on life support since the family has decided to donate her organs.
The suspects who were arrested are 22-year-old Jesus Peralta of Palmdale; 19-year-old Carlos Peralta, also of Palmdale; and 20-year-old Eduardo Diaz of Little Rock. The men, who are believed to be gang members, had been charged with attempted murder, which will now be changed to murder.
Anyone with information should call sheriff's deputies at (661) 272-2400.