PHOENIX — Police say a girl was shot and killed while inside her home in Phoenix Friday night.
Officers were called to the scene near 48th Street and Broadway Road around 8:15 p.m.
Police said the victim, 15-year-old Graciela Molina, was sitting inside her second-story bedroom when a bullet came from outside the home and struck her.
"One of those stray rounds is what ultimately struck Graciela and killed her," said Sgt Andrew Williams, Phoenix Police Department. "I can only imagine how tragic and heartbreaking that is to have to watch a family member die in front of them."
WE NEED YOUR HELP! A stray bullet took the life of a 15-year-old teen sitting in her 2nd story bedroom last night near 48th Street and Broadway. Please call the PhxPD 602-262-6141 or to remain anonymous, leave a tip for Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish. pic.twitter.com/NYBvMq4eug— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) June 26, 2021
No suspect information has been released.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Graciela's family with funeral costs.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can leave a tip for Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.