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14-Year-Old Girl Shot & Killed Near Downtown During 4th of July Celebration

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14-year-old Daisy Garcia was out with her family on the streets last night celebrating Fourth of July when bullets flew the air, killing her. At about 10:20 p.m., she and hundreds of others were reportedly watching an illegal fireworks show in the Pico-Union neighborhood when shots were fired towards the crowd on the 1300 block of South Toberman Street, just a few blocks from L.A. Live in downtown. Garcia was hit under the arm and later died at the hospital, according to KTLA.

Police believe the shooting was gang related and that Garcia was not the intended target. Other than a group of four to five males on bicycles, suspect descriptions are not available.

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact Rampart Homicide Detectives Arteaga or Linscomb at (213) 484-3650. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.