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Published On: Sun, Nov 5th, 2017

De’Ommie Alexis De La Cruz identified as victim killed in California party bus shooting

A shooting between two party buses near the Santa Monica Pier in California left a woman dead and four more people injured in the Saturday, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. Now the woman has been identified as De’Ommie Alexis De La Cruz of Compton.

De La Cruz, 29, was shot and killed as a group from one bus got into an argument with a group from the other bus. Police say that two or three men from one bus opened fire on the other bus, hitting several people inside, then ran off.

De’Ommie Alexis De La Cruz

The driver drove the bus to the police station.

Lt. Saul Rodriguez, of Santa Monica police said that “One of the buses had a group of people that got off the bus, got into an altercation of some sort with  another group that was on another bus that was directly parked behind it, at which point shots were fired.”

One person was treated at the scene for minor injuries and three others were taken to a hospital, where De La Cruz succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The other two were arrested for their connection to the shooting.

A GoFundMe page has been established. “Senseless gun violence robbed me of a daughter and my granddaughter of a mother,” her mother wrote on the page, alleging it was a stray bullet that killed De La Cruz. More below.

Anyone with information on the suspects or the shooting was asked to contact Detective Leone at (310) 458-8949, Detective Cooper at (310) 458-8949 or the police department at (310) 458-8478.

From the GoFundMe page:

On November 4, 2017 DeOmmie was tragically taken from us, leaving behind her precious 2 year old daughter. She was only 28 years old. What started out as a fun night with friends turned into my worse nightmare when violence erupted nearby and she was struck with a stray bullet.

Senseless gun violence robbed me of a daughter and my granddaughter of a mother. My family is devastated as we attempt to cope with our new reality. A life without my baby girl.

As we are trying to prepare to memoralize her, we are also struggling with the long term financial burden in caring for her daughter and providing her a life DeOmmie would be proud of.  Nothing made her happier then bringing home her micro-p
remmie daughter after 5 months in the NICU.

We are so appreciative of all of your thoughts and prayers during this trying time. Any assistance both emotional and financial is appreciated.

I have heard many times that bullets have no names and that tomorrow is never promised but never has this been more real to me than today.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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