Houston teen shot and killed in Marina del Rey

- There are reports the 17 year old girl is from Houston and was visiting family members in California. This happened just before 8 p.m. in a well-lit and crowded Marina del Rey shopping center.

          LAPD says that murders are rare at this location. It’s an exclusive area that's believed to be quiet and safe. Pictures also show the car that is the subject of the investigation. The teenager was sitting in the Honda Element with three to four other girls. That's when a person or people approached, there was some sort of confrontation and the teen ended up shot in the head.  The gunman took off, prompting police to swarm the area and begin a search. Officers are also working to track down any surveillance video from the scene. The Honda Element the teen was sitting in has Texas plates.

We are working to confirm that she was indeed from Houston and will continue to update this story as new details come.

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