Police need help finding suspect in shooting death of Selma teenager

The shooting happened Thursday night

SELMA, California - A teenage girl in Selma was shot and killed Thursday night.

It happened on the 1400 block of Mill Street near Locust.

"Nothing like this has ever happened around here," said Maria Roque in Spanish, Resident.

Roque has lived in the neighborhood for 35 years.

She says her grandchild was outside when it happened and is now afraid to leave the house.

"This morning they kids told me they didn't want to go to school," said Roque.

Police said the shooting happened around 9:30 Thursday night.

Neighbors say teenagers were hanging outside a house Mill Street when someone drove by and started shooting.

"A number of people that were at the residence ran before we arrived, neighbors said they did see a dark colored mid sized suv leave at a high rate of speed," said Greg Garner, Police Chief. 

Five bullets struck a blue car, at least one of them claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl.

"She was transported to CRMC where she succumbed to her wounds shortly there after," said Garner.

Authorities said the victim had no history with police nor a gang affiliation.

They are still investigating the motive of the incident.

Roque said although she loves sitting on her grass talking to friends, she's going to start going in the house before sunset for safety reasons.

If you have any information about the case you are asked to call the Selma Police Department.

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