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16-year-old gunned down in National City after party identified

16-year-old Gillian Del Valle from the Bonita space, who was gunned down following a National City home party, was identified to CBS 8 by her mom.

SAN DIEGO — The 16-year-old who was gunned down following a National City home party on October 28, 2022, was identified as Gillian Del Valle, the sister of Janessa Del Valle, 19, who was shot and killed in entrance of their Bonita house in 2020.

National City police responded to stories of a taking pictures in the 1800 block of East seventeenth Street round 11:35 p.m. on October 28 following stories that two youngsters had been shot, in response to police. 

“There was a large crowd with a party, and when National City Police officers got here, additional assistance with the San Diego Police, Chula Vista, and the Sheriff’s Department [was requested] to help secure the scene,” stated Lt. Derek Aydelotte, with National City police. 

16-year-old Gillian Del Valle was pronounced useless on scene, affected by gunshot wounds, in response to police.

Another 18-year-old male sufferer was additionally pronounced useless on scene affected by gunshot wounds, Lt. Aydelotte stated. 

“Gillian was a giving friend, loving sister, and loyal daughter,” a GoFundMe created by her mother detailed.  

A gang member was sentenced to 10 years in jail for killing Gillian’s sister, Janessa Del Valle, 19, on July 4th, 2020.

Initial investigations in 2020 revealed  Janessa Del Valle, her sister Gillian Del Valle, and several other different girls had been concerned in a battle in a Bonita parking zone earlier than Janessa was fatally shot, in response to the San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Unit.

“Gillian had just turned [sixteen] before this senseless act occurred. She was preparing for college, enjoyed thrift shopping, celebrating her friends Quinceanera’s, and taking care of her cat Tommy and dog Duke. She impacted many people’s lives and was beginning to learn how to drive to get her driver’s license,” her mom stated. 

Gillian was dropped off at one other party and left her authentic location in an Uber to go to a different party in National City with a buddy, however they could not get in, Gillian’s mom, Diana Del Valle, informed CBS 8.

While Gillian was exterior the National City Halloween party, she seen associates on the road, and inside seconds of approaching them to say howdy, gunfire erupted; Gillian’s mother continued.

“I heard gunshots, then glass breaking,” stated Angel Yanez, who witnessed elements of the crime from his close by house.

Yanez stated he noticed women and guys operating across the road yelling after which noticed two individuals mendacity in puddles of blood on the bottom.

The 18-year-old sufferer who was shot and killed after the Halloween home party went to Sweetwater High School with Angel Yanez, who Yanez may solely establish as Edwin.

Diana Del Valle stated her daughter, Gillian, didn’t know who Edwin was.

“It saddens me. Children should not die at such an early age. Children are our future. This is a good, quiet neighborhood. It’s strange for this to happen around here. I feel for their families, and I hope this doesn’t happen again,” stated Jay Hernandez, who lived in National City. 

Anyone with data is urged to name the National City Police Department Investigations Division at 619-336-4457 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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