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14-year-old girl shot by police remembered at LA funeral

Los Angeles Store Shooting Funeral
Posted at 3:59 PM, Jan 10, 2022

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends, civil rights activists and community members memorialized a 14-year-old girl shot and killed in a clothing store dressing room when Los Angeles police fired at a suspect and a bullet pierced a wall.

The body of Valentina Orellana-Peralta was displayed in an open casket next to a large photo of the girl during Monday's funeral at City of Refuge Church.

Orellana-Peralta was remembered as a happy teen with many friends who loved sports and excelled in school.

Attorney Benjamin Crump is representing the girl’s family.

He led mourners in a chant of “Valentina is innocent!”