Outdated photos of the 14-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet have been released following the tragic incident.
Valentina Orellana Peralta, 14, was a bright young girl from Los Angeles who was shopping for a dress at a Burlington store in North Hollywood when she was shot dead.
It has since the tragic event been revealed that the teenager was struck by a stray bullet after an unnamed Los Angeles PD officer shot a man who assaulted another shopper.
According to the reports, the cop fired several rounds at 24-year-old Daniel Elena Lopez after the young man attacked a female shopper inside the store.
Though Valentina was hiding inside the store’s dressing room at the moment, she was struck in the chest by one of the bullets after it passed through the wall behind Lopez.
“This chaotic incident resulting in the death of an innocent child is tragic and devastating for everyone involved,” Police Chief Michel Moore expressed.
“I am profoundly sorry for the loss of this young girl’s life and I know there are no words that can relieve the unimaginable pain for the family.”
The chief went on to reassure the public that all videos of the tragedy will be released to provide full transparency regarding the case.
“It’s just absolutely heartbreaking, and I cannot find words to try to comfort a mother and a family, but I will ensure them and the public and our people that we will conduct a complete and thorough investigation,” Moore added.
Following the tragic shooting, Valentina succumbed to her injuries. While Lopez died at the scene, the female shopper who was assaulted was rushed to the hospital with injuries to her face.
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