Victorville, CA: Homicide detectives are investigating the murder of 12 year old Makiya Walls.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 8:23pm PT on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the report of multiple shots fired in the 17000 block of Monaco Drive in Victorville, California.
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Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, identified as 12 year old Makiya Walls from Victorville, California, suffering from gunshot wounds, medical personnel arrived on scene and the victim was rushed to a local area hospital, but despite life-saving measures, she was pronounced deceased at 9:57pm PT.
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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.
Witness also described a white, possible 4 door sedan unknown make or model, speeding from the area immediately after the shots were fired.
The Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded to the scene and are conducting the investigation.
Updates will be provided as they become available.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Chuck Phillips, Sheriff’s Homicide Detail, at: 1 (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: https://wetip.com/
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