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Six-year-old Moreno Valley girl dies from gunshot wounds

September 08, 2013|By Angel Jennings

Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl Sunday in Moreno Valley.

The Moreno Valley Police Department responded to reports of an adult and child struck by gunfire at 9:38 a.m. in the 25000 block of Harker Lane, according to a police press release. When police arrived, they found a 26-year-old male and 6-year-old girl with gunshot wounds.

The victims were taken to a local hospital. The girl, who was identified as Tiana Ricks of Victorville, died from her injuries. The male victim is listed in stable condition. 

The motive for the shooting is unknown, and no suspects have been arrested, Sgt. Lisa McConnell said. 

Police investigators and the Riverside County sheriff's central homicide unit are handling the case.  

Anyone with information is asked to call police Investigator Baeza at (951) 955-2777, or Det. Holland  at (951) 486-6700.

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