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Gang dispute blamed for fatal shooting of girl, 14, in Lancaster

A gang dispute appears to have sparked the shooting Sunday in Lancaster that killed a 14-year-old girl and left six others injured, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Monday.

Homicide Bureau Lt. Pat Nelson said investigators are “confident” that the shooting was gang-related, but declined to identify the gangs. There had been no arrests made by Monday evening.

Dominique Peatry, 14, was identified as the girl who was killed when gunmen began shooting early Sunday morning at a party in the 44600 block of 6th Street East. The other shooting victims, who range in age from 13 to 26, have not been identified. They are all expected to survive, Nelson said.

Nelson called the shooting a “senseless, brutal crime,” and asked anyone with information to call homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500 or leave an anonymous tip at (800) 222-TIPS.

-   Scott Gold and Robert J. Lopez

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Lancaster is starting to look just like Compton, a gangland paradise, I drive through there to see more and more tagging, under age kids out way past 11:00, drug addicts and prostitutes walking the streets at all hours day and night, junk cars polluting the air, and no parking spaces, because of broken down cars lining the streets, un manicured lawns, and faded houses that look vacant, Schools filled with unruly kids, where there is a 30 to one student to teacher ratio. And its headed to Palmdale, QH, and Rancho Vista. The Palmdale mall,is run by underage kids, that make it almost an undesirable shopping spot. I want to see what its like in say 5 years.

Can't name the gangs. Can't name the suspects. Can't name the victims. But they're certain it was a gang shooting. I heard that one of the gangs was 'The Jets" and they were snapping their fingers and singing on their way out.

People that live in these communities are to blame. They are anti police. They have that "we don't snitch " mentality. The parents aren't active in their kids lives, so this is what you get. If the police found the shooter and killed him they would claim racism and riot saying the punk gang banger was a good kid. If you want to get rid of gangs you need to control your kids and take a stand in your own neighborhood.

She died at a birthday party. The worst part was that she was in Mr. Jones with me at Lancaster High School. I didn't get to know her very well, but she was a good, funny friend. I miss you Dominique. I wish you never left Earth so early. You're in a better place now, but you are still missed, dearly. I'm sorry that these no-life people have to take innocent. Rest in Paradice, Domo.

man Domonique was my lil cousin shewas a coo girl 2 be around she was funny she loved her mama an daddy i remember wen we was leavin lancaster 2 go 2 LA her an my sister was singing every song that came on an her brother was like stop singing Domonique yhu specially need 2 stop lol i miss the days we spent 2gether ima always miss yhu cousin it said yhu had 2 go so young just started high school man these careless ppl out shooting ppl an killing innocent ppl i luv yhu cousin REST.IN.PARADISE nene

We THE SISTERS OF HIGH DESERT FINEST SSC. are sending our PRAYERS & DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the Families of this sinceless crime , We will be in a moment of SILENCE AT 12 Noon this Saturday Sept. 11, 2010 Please join us no matter where you will be, or what you will be doing take this time to Remember DOMINIQUE PEATRY and others we have lost to Violence. Amen!!!

Dominique was a beautiful person always kept me laughing she never deserved to die like this.I went to her car wash on saturday and had fun making money for a fellow friend of mine i love her and happy she is in a better place !! Let her Rest In Peace !

Dominique was a close friend I grew up with, she came over my house a few times and what not. . .yesterday was her birthday..just looking at her picture makes me cry. . .these "gang" shootings make no sense at all , im sure Domo was not in a gang she was a innocent girl who put smiles on numerous faces , Domo your truly missed by a lot of people , and I love you <3 rest in peace mama's


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