VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) Detectives announced that Makiya Walls, 12, a resident of Victorville, has died as a result of being shot Wednesday night.
The deadly shooting occurred at approximately 8:23 pm, in the 17000 block of Monaco Drive.
“Witnesses in the area advised deputies they observed a black male adult walking up to the residence armed with a shotgun, firing several rounds into the residence,” officials said.
Walls was reportedly struck “several times” and was rushed to Desert Valley Hospital but despite life-saving measures, she was pronounced deceased at 9:57 pm.
Makiya was had just promoted from Green Tree East Leadership Academy and was preparing to start the 7th grade.
Witnesses described seeing a white, possible 4 door sedan unknown make or model, speeding from the area immediately after the shots were fired.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Chuck Phillips, Sheriff’s Homicide Detail, at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
Girl, 12, shot in Victorville; Suspect at large