NORTH LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- An 11-year-old girl was shot and killed inside her home in an apparent drive-by shooting Thursday night, North Las Vegas police said.
Public information officer Eric Leavitt said officers responded to reports of shots fired shortly after 9:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of Courtney Michelle Street, near Lawrence Street and Deer Springs Way.
North Las Vegas police said the armed group targeted the wrong house in an act of gang-related retaliation. According to Leavitt, the preliminary investigation indicated multiple rounds were fired from a vehicle towards the home and multiple suspects were involved in the shooting.
The girl, identified by family as Angie Erives, was found in the kitchen and was struck by at least one bullet that entered the home through a wall or window, Leavitt said. She was transported to University Medical Center where she later died of her injuries.
North Las Vegas police said Ervies's parents, a 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, as well as two young girls, ages 14 and six, were inside the house during the shooting. No other injuries were reported, but the girls "were in the line of fire."
"The girl and her family are innocent victims in this," Leavitt said.
A 19-year-old male suspect was also found with gunshot wounds and died in a valley hospital on Saturday.
A 17-year-old getaway driver was later arrested when the car broke down a few blocks away.
Authorities were searching for three suspects who fled the scene.
A 53-year-old neighbor who saw the shooting fired at the suspects' car from his open garage, hitting the 19-year-old, police said. The man was interviewed by officers and he was not charged with a crime. The neighbor is a legal firearm owner, according to police.
At this time, investigators are trying to determine the connection between the suspects and the victim. Police said they believe the shooters intended to target another home in the area in regards to an earlier gang dispute.
North Las Vegas police said the suspects' vehicle, a 2007 gray Nissan Altima, was taken by officers, as well as a single firearm. Police did not say how many more suspects were involved in the shooting.
The 17-year-old is being held as a juvenile and is expected to face multiple felony murder, attempted murder and conspiracy charges, Leavitt said. If the 19-year-old survives his injuries, he will be charged with conspiracy to commit murder, murder with a deadly weapon and four counts of attempted murder.
Angie's family created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.