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Teen dies in house party shooting

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A teenage girl who was shot at a house party over the weekend has died. Police are still searching for the men who pulled the trigger.

The girl was a student at Desert Pines High School. Police say she was hit by a stray bullet after a fight broke out at the party on Saturday night.

"I was watching TV," said a neighbor who wishes to remain anonymous. "I was watching Shipping Wars when I heard two shots."

As the sound of gunfire pierced the night, the woman rushed to a window to see terrified teens running for their lives.

"Then you could just hear a bunch of screaming," she continued. "A lot of kids were screaming and when I came downstairs, I could see the kids running in the street, because I wouldn't come outside."

The woman lives near the 4200 block of Tattersal Place in Las Vegas.

"It was a quiet party," the neighbor recalled. "I didn't even think it was a party."

Police say the party turned violent when two men stated fighting. Several shots were fired, hitting two girls unintentionally. Betty "Jay" Pinkney was killed. Another teenage girl is in the hospital in critical condition.

Bullet marks are still visible on the house. The homeowner chose not to speak to FOX5, on advice from his attorney.

Friends and classmates are mourning the girl, with a Facebook page filled with messages of love and disbelief that she's gone.

The gunmen are still on the loose. If you have any information about them, you're urged to call Crime Stoppers at (702)-385-5555.

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