Napa: 2 teen girls shot to death, suspect car drives off

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

NAPA, Calif. – Two girls who appeared to be teenagers were shot to death on Saturday evening, according to a witness and Napa police. 

In a news release, Det. Dustin Dodd said the “female victims” were found suffering gunshot wounds in the 400 block of Riverside Drive about 8:10 p.m. 

Brandon Perez, who held one of the girls as she lay dying, said both girls looked no older than 15. 

As Perez told it, there were three girls about that age arguing on the side of a building near some boats in the area.

A dark car approached and Perez said he heard five shots before the driver sped off. He felt as though the driver also saw him, but as soon as they were out of sight, he ran over to where the shots had been fired.

“There was something about those pops that didn’t feel right,” he said. “There was a scream you feel throughout your body. It scared the crap out of me.” 

One of the girls was hunched over, and Perez said she had been shot in the head and back several times. He realized he was watching her take her last breaths.

A neighbor came and whisked the other two girls inside her house, the witness said. One girl wasn’t injured, but the other was hit in the abdomen and was taken to the hospital, where police said she died.  

Police provided no motive or suspect description. 

Perez said that this area used to be quiet and safe, but has become a target of gang graffiti and crime in the last few years. 

Another resident, Joshua Boules, agreed that it can get a bit rough in the neighborhood but “nothing like what happened last night.” 

Homicides in Napa are rare, let alone double homicides, although police did not respond to specific questions from KTVU on Sunday. 

The Napa Police Department asks anyone with information to call Dodd at (707) 257-9568 or

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.