SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KRON/KTXL) — A missing teenage girl died last Thursday after she was shot and found in a midtown Sacramento apartment, according to police.
Sacramento police said around 11:24 a.m. on March 17, they got a call about a shooting victim in the St. Anton Building Apartments at 2110 L St. That’s where officers discovered the girl and attempted to save her life.
Sacramento police said she died at the scene.
The victim has since been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as 16-year-old Marcella Garcia. The Oakland teenager had been reported missing just before midnight on March 15, police reported.
The girl was a sophomore at Castlemont High School, according to Oakland Unified School District spokesperson John Sasaki.
“Castlemont High School and Oakland Unified School District are devastated to learn of the passing,” Sasaki said. “She was a bright light at Castlemont, whose natural talents were obvious to those around her. She had a wonderful singing voice which we were looking forward to hearing on stage during the school’s upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration. Of course, the fact that she passed the way she did is another tragic example of our country’s scourge of gun violence, which must come to an end.”
Sacramento police said its Homicide Unit is classifying the case as a “death investigation” and have not identified what led up to the shooting. Police also did not identify a suspect or suspects in connection to the case.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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