UPDATED: Teen shot dead at Lancaster house party

The incident happened in the 700 Block of East Avenue K in Lancaster. (Photos by Tony Cheval.)

The incident happened in the 700 Block of East Avenue K in Lancaster. (Photos by Tony Cheval.)

LANCASTER – A teenager was shot and killed at a house party in Lancaster early Saturday morning, authorities said.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. at a residence in the 700 Block of East Avenue K, according to the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.

Officers from three agencies responded to the scene.

Officers from three agencies responded to the scene.

The shooting happened after a confrontation erupted in the backyard of the home, witnesses said. Investigators were called to the scene regarding a juvenile being shot in the head, according to a Lancaster Station broadcast.

When officers from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, the California Highway Patrol and the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station descended on the scene, several partygoers could be seen running in every direction. Many of them appeared to be minors.

Deputies were able to detain close to 50 of the partygoers at the scene. They sat them on a curb and questioned them one by one. Many of them were released to the custody of waiting parents.

Nearly 50 partygoers were detained and questioned at the scene.

Nearly 50 partygoers were detained and questioned at the scene.

About a dozen were taken to the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station early Saturday morning for further questioning.

Later on, investigators said they still did not have any suspect information and were trying to get in contact with more witnesses.

The victim’s name is not being released pending notification of next of kin, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. ABC 7 reports he is high school junior, and the house party he attended was posted to facebook and several social media outlets.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323-890-5500. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

UPDATED @ 4:30 pm 3/30/13:

Kevin Tatum

Kevin Tatum

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Kevin Tatum of Compton, and the shooting is believed to be gang related, according to the latest report from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.

Guests were leaving the house party when a fight broke out and an unknown suspect produced and fired a hand gun, according to detectives. Tatum was hit by gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

  196 comments for “UPDATED: Teen shot dead at Lancaster house party

  1. cousin
    April 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    just to let everybody know kevin wasn’t a gangbanger nd just because he wore a red bandana don’t mean that he was part of a gang cause he wasnt and he is not from Compton just to let everybody know and whoever shot kevin needs jesus and needs to be in jail cause 1st of all if your teenager you shouldn’t be having a gun in your hand if your a minor 2nd of all why would you shoot him in the 1st place anyway kevin didn’t do nothing to nobody didn’t lay a hand on nobody unless you hit him first 3rd of all why would the lady who had the party try to have another party if kevin died in your house that is so stupid she NEEDS JESUS too cause she cracra who would try to have another party 4th of all that lady needs to have her her house taken away,her kids too and should be in jail for charging minors 400 dollars to come in hetr ragedy house and the person who shot kevin shouda just turnt their self in nobody cares if you gonna get in trouble you already in trouble for 2nd degree murder

    • Kevin
      June 27, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      YA’LL [removed] NEED JESUS

      • absobloodylutly
        June 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        See you at church I guess, huh?

  2. jacob
    April 19, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I can’t believe he’s gone.. I seen him the night that he got murdered. I always helped him with his bikes.. I know he hasn’t a gang member.. he was a rad kid.. super nice. He juat wanted to ride bikes & hang around girls like any othwr teen. I seen something that he lived with his grand mother, I met his mother when he came into my work. . You guys are disrespectful about Kevin, I love how people tear apart a dead kid.. we all partied when we were younger along with your kids, quit acting like y’all are perfect.

  3. April 10, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I was just reading some of the comment’s you guy’s are crazy ….okeyyyy!!!!!!!!! we all no ther’s A dead kid we all no that let’s see what we could do better for the kid’s that’s still alive this world is on fire because all you guy’s are letting the enemy use yall im not perfect but I changed y7ou guy’s have no right to put RHENDA down try to help someone stop with all the ghetto fight ….god bless you all

    • ryneshia jackson
      April 11, 2013 at 2:10 am

      can i ask how you put ghetto fight and god bless in the same sentence just saying

      • April 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm

        ryneshia Jackson grow up she’s saying god bless to everyone like come on be real go back to school

  4. April 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    the owner of the house seem true in I feel bad for her in her family they just was trying to have a good time for the kids everybody have partys!!!!! kids just got crazy yall all no these kids now days are grown so stop pointing fingers at that lady realy you guys look at her point she run a good day care stop with all the craziness good bless everybody …stay safe…..

  5. s.h
    April 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    why hasnt there been a update. Rumors are just rumors,you never know if trueor not, but my son told me that he heard there was a arrest in this case?

  6. dillon
    April 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    i knew him and went to school he was a great kid and an amaizing friend. i am curently in placement and widh this never happened i love him and prayers go to him

  7. Stfu
    April 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    If he was such of a gang banger…..? What gang banger smiles in such a harmless pic? ….. Uuuuggh [removed] desert demons always saying a black child HAS to be a gang member… [removed].

    • faith
      April 9, 2013 at 10:36 am


  8. Stfu
    April 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    his mom was in jail nnd still is so therefore sadly she doesn’t know her baby’s passed away… Smh sad.. He stayed with his grandmother…

  9. SupportKevin
    April 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    None of y’all are god so who are y’all to judge ?

  10. Lola
    April 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I don’t know why anyone is shocked at the death of a gangbanger by the hand of another.

    • S
      April 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Once again for those who obviously cannot read: he wasn’t a gang banger. Some of you need to grow up and realize that this could have been your family member at the mall, school, etc.. Get over yourselves!!

      • Told_ya_so aka Forewarned
        April 4, 2013 at 7:38 am

        Read it again “S” IT WAS BELIEVED TO BE GANG RELATED. So IF you aren’t in a gang why hang out at a party with gang members? Hmmm

        • faith
          April 9, 2013 at 10:40 am


        • cousin
          April 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm

          because you don’t have to be a gang member you he coulda gone to whatever party he wnted to he shoulda just went to the kickback with one of his best friend then he wouldn’t be died

    • we care
      April 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      i bet you look as silly as you sound should’nt know one have to die because of the hands of others rather its gun violence or dui thats whats wrong with this world.

      • we care
        April 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm

        wow and you dis like the comment just hope your kids don’t become a victim u silly ass people i wish his family complain so they can take his article down cause its alot of sick ass people on this site

      April 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      You make me sick!

        April 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm

        And I am referring to the one who called Kevin a gang banger.

    • [removed]
      April 4, 2013 at 7:53 am

      your an [removed]he was not a gangmember and he was a bystander and got shot they didn’t actually poimt the gun at him he was a happy person all the time dont speake unless you know whats ging on and that goes fir everybody out there

  11. K
    April 3, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I pray that they find the killer of this senseless crime ASAP and get them off of the streets before they harm somebody else. However, I also think that these adults who hold these parties at their house need to be more responsible. You can’t gather a big group of teenagers together and expect everything to run smoothly. This was a grown woman having a party for teenagers to give them something to do. All of her children are grown so I don’t understand why she would want to entertain them at her house. I’m not putting any blame on the home owner but there has been too many incidents where these house parties get out of hand and the home owners should have control over that. Honestly, if that was my child I would have sued. That’s just my oppinion.

  12. S
    April 3, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I am truly appalled by some of these comments! How dare some of you blame parents, kids being at a party at 1 am, etc.. I am guessing you are adults, shouldn’t you be blaming the killer? Maybe you need a time out to reflect. This is Real Life, not some movie, teenagers should be allowed to hang out with their friends, etc without being killed! Just because you do not agree with the parents that allowed their children to go to this party, doesn’t allow you to blame them for this unfortunate event. Kevin’s parents didn’t send their son off to be killed, common sense. How can you possibly have the adacity to write such rude comments when these parents are grieving for their son? The should have, could have, would have is too late at this point. I find it disturbing that blame is being placed everywhere but where it should be. I, myself wouldn’t allow my daughters to go..only because I have lived through some of these tragic things. However, if they were allowed to go and i chose to let them stay until 1 am, I dont think that makes me a bad parent or deserving of losing my child to murder! Murder is a senseless act that we cannot wrap our minds around, it will never make sense. Regardless of your parenting skills, occupations, bad kids, good kids, etc..no one deserves to lose their life! Maybe people should reach out to those suffering instead of judging based on their own standards..which are probably lie infested anyway.

  13. SmokinAces
    April 3, 2013 at 7:22 am

    It does not matter why the Kevin was out at 1am as a 17 year old. I used to go to house parties when I was that age, the main diffrence I see now is, back then, my parents knew the address of where the party was. All of that is irrelevant. The fact is, this genenration is growing up with a “you owe us” mentality or “lazy” or “i want to be the man, and I have to prove myself to be fearful to others, not speaking ill of Kevin but more-so of the suspect. The reality is, these kids are cowards and lazy yet we cant get mad at them, are only followers of the previous generation. Anyways, I am not going to go on with my rant. Whether he was innocent or not, another young life was taken and that is sad within itself. The Tatums and those who knew Keving (including my sis and my cousin) are in my prayers!

  14. we care
    April 2, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    people is focusing on all the who whats and the where and why the biggeset picture in this article should be (WHERE)? is the killer WHERE is the update its not about you and your parenting skills

    • supportkevin
      April 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm


  15. supportkevin
    April 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Y’all all acting like y’all were never kids, no matter if our parents shouldn’t allow us go be out late that’s not your business, there’s never a reason why someone should shoot anybody, everybody raises their kids differently, so don’t tell anyone how they should raise their children…
    And kevin was not a gang member that’s wrong for everyone to try to put that on his name
    Don’t blame the time or parents blame the gunman that is the only person in the wrong

    • Mom
      April 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      I so agree with you 100%.
      It is sad that people look at a picture and assume they know anything about him.
      I have had the pleasure of meeting Kevin and am more than glad he was my son’s friend.
      I am truly and deeply saddened by his death.
      My heart goes to his family and all his friends.

    • CJB
      April 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      How come the ones who got shot are always so inncocent? They never do anything wrong. Why dont you keep all that crap in Compton and get the heck out of here!!! We dont want it, need it, or welcome it here! Raise your kids however the heck you would like, just dont do it on the same streets my kids are on!!!!! It all does start at home!!! If you are not raised proper, you dont live proper! Sure everyone makes mistakes, but at the end of the day, if you want to roll with thugs be prepared to be treated like one!

        April 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

        CJB why don’t you just take your kids else where, because you can’t tell someone where they can raise their kids. Just because you may not agree with how others raise there kids. You must think your kids are oh so perfect…Yeah Right!!
        I do agree some people need some parenting skill bit not all.
        I dare someone to tell me how to raise mine. And I know mine are not perfect, but they have manners and know how to respect others.
        Kevin was a good kid, and sadly taken WAY TOO SOON!!

      • supportkevin
        April 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm

        You weird take your kids and move away cjb . You weren’t there you don’t know what happend the news doesn’t even know so shut up and keep your ignorant comments to yourself

      • Lola
        April 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

        Amen to That!

  16. Sam
    April 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Since they were minors the adults of the home where the party was held should be responsible for the young mans death also. This city is going backwards again and getting out of control. There was the same type of thing less than a mile away in my track the prior week end and all young kids running everywhere after shots rang out. Rex sure doesn’t seem to be doing much except hiding. What ever happened to his A.V. WAR ON GANGS program?

    • SJGranai
      April 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Where where HIS parents in all of this? Why is a MINOR child allowed to be out after curfew?
      All those sitting on the curb, under the age of 18, should have been cited for breaking curfew. Great they called the parents, but they needed to be cited.

      • April 2, 2013 at 5:33 pm

        Ummm you worrying about citiing the kids?thats real [removed] up when an innocent person got shot in the head. Whats more important ? People are so ingorant.

        • S
          April 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm

          I completely agree… what are these judgmental “perfect citizens” possibly thinking with these dumb comments? These kids are scarred for life!! And these morons are thinking they should have been cited? WOW!! A KID..thats right..a KID LOST HIS LIFE for NOTHING..and you ignorant folks are concerned with citations.. its folks like you that are making our community bad. Closed minded morons. My children attend school with quite a few of these kids and im pretty positive they have learned an important lesson…keep your lame statements to yourself..and try to be human and think about the trauma of all of this..

          • S
            April 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm

            For that matter..provided an adult is present, this curfew thing everyone is ranting about doesn’t exist. Know the law before opening your ignorant mouths!

      • Gladys
        April 6, 2013 at 6:39 pm

        I think his mom’s in jail according to one of the comments.

    • ryneshia jackson
      April 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      THE SACARDY CAT MAYOR is scared of the gangs he is to busy trying to make the BLVD pretty where is his eye in the sky? all thoses kids and the adults who rent or own that house need to know there should be a consequence to this tragedy

      • NotAgain
        April 2, 2013 at 10:22 am


  17. ryneshia jackson
    April 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    why is a 17 year old at a house party at 1am anyways where are the parents of this kid or did they not have control over him. sad to say he lost his life at a party that he should have been not permitted to go

  18. Gladys
    April 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    How many people made calls to the Lancaster Station about this party? Why wasn’t it broken up by law enforcement?
    It reminds me of a few years back when the young girl was shot at the party held over Labor Day weekend. Cops were called for hours and never came untill after shots rang out. That’s when Sherry Marques made the ridiculous statement that neighbors need to step out of their comfort zone and call the cops when something is going on.
    If cops had been called, why wasn’t the “eye in the sky” watching the party goers.
    This IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE POLICE, let me make that clear. That is not what I am saying. I wonder why no cops had gone by the house to break up the large party. Were there some big emergencies going on in the city? Or were they all busy at the DUI check point?

    • [removed]
      April 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Gladys, the cops working the DUI checkpoint are not the same ones assigned to work the streets that night. Those checkpoints are paid for with grant money from the state. In other words, cops who would otherwise be off that night. It is possible someone called about the loud party. Lancaster used to have cars that would respoond on Fri&Sat nights to those parties, but those cars were cut in the latest budget. Now, the regular patrol cars will get the party calls, but those parties have to take a back seat to calls with higher priority. Unfortunately, left ununattended, if the party is attended by ghetto dwellers, the occasional shooting will occur. On the flip side, when the party car cops were working and asking folks to turn down the music, or disperse the large crowd, many on this site complained “don’t they have anything better to do?”

  19. I believe it
    April 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    The picture in this article looks like a very young child, like 11 or 12. Is this a “Travon Martin” type picture from years ago? Or is it current?

    • Parents responsible
      April 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      Picture tells me a young wanna be gangbanger. Red headband and shirtless. Too bad we can’t see if his pants were pulled up. Yup.. But whatever .. he shouldn’t have been shot.

      • Pissed
        April 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm

        Kevin was NOT A GANGBANGER OR A WANNA BE!!
        He always wore a bandana, and the would be all different colors.

        He goes more ignorant people judging a picture.

        • Pissed
          April 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm


      • SmokinAces
        April 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm

        So what if he is wearing a red headband! Gangbangers wear durags, hats, beanies etc. So now people cant wear these articles of clothing unless they are affiliated with some type of gang? I get it, red & blue used to be the BIG gang identifiers, years back. Now, those who still “bang” have become slightly more sophistcated as to NOT wear “gang paraphernaila” that is noticebale by cops. I love red, I will not stop wearing it becuase some idiot “gangstas” gave it a bad look. I dont know Kevin, but you wanted to see pictures of his pants to see if he was saggin; I have a picture, sent to me from my little sis when I inquired about him, showing he was not sagging. I seen a “in loving memory” video put togehter consisting of pics of him. None of them showed him sagging. I know you are probably thinking “the person who made the video chose the pics carefully!” yeah, because her good friend was murdered, she is grieving, yet while crying she was focused on searching for pictures that did not give off the wrong image! Come on bro’. Let us NOT be judgemental because of the stereotypical stigmatism we hear. A life has been taken, and only God has the power and authroity to say whose life deserves to be taken. Judgement day is coming for us all, some sooner than later. I just hope his fam & friends realize this reality check and “get on the good foot!” (praying strength for his fam & friends)

      • lala
        April 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm

        A wanna be? Please you sound crazy? Dont you think .. dont judge a book by its cover if you really knew him all.he did.was put smiles on many of us faces & constantly danced around.

  20. April 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    A young life lost because a coward fired a gun. R.I.P.

  21. Parents responsible
    April 1, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    In my opinion, the parents of the minors who were out past curfew and arrested should have to appear before a judge and maybe spend a night or two in either jail or the morgue. Then, just maybe, they will show a lot more concern as to where their innocent “babies” are after curfew and act like parents. My dad waited up for me the one night I was late coming home, and it wasn’t pretty. When my kids were growing up I set a time for them to be home and imposed penalties for future activities if they were late even one minute. The parents are NOT raising these kids, the kids are raising themselves with no rules. Too bad for the parents of the kid shot, but it was inevitable that he would be a victim sooner or later. And yes, the person giving the party will probably be held responsible for this, but probably has nothing monetarily to lose.

    • I believe it
      April 1, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      I think we had the same parents!

  22. kaye
    April 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I am praying for this young mans family and friends! My daughter was very upset today at school to find out about kevins death! Our children should be safe at parties with their peers and to wear whatever they want to wear! From the bottom of my heart i pray for his parents and family, friends and school mates!!

  23. CONNIE
    April 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Need a license to drive, Need a license to fish, No license to have children?

  24. Dre
    April 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Kevin wasn’t in any type of gang for anyone who thinks the shooting was “gang related”.

    Kevin was a beautiful,nice,funny ass human being. He will be greatly missed. We love and miss you Kevin Tatum Rest In Paradise ❤

  25. Patricia
    April 1, 2013 at 11:48 am

    y son is an Army Soldier, I am very proud of him. I never let him out of my sight, I always knew where he was, even with both his Dad and I working, I knew what he was doing and where he was and with whom. Children are not capable of judging situations, even as teens, the parents have to set boundaries, limitations rules and expectations, other wise the kids just follow those that have no expectations in life, not the good path set down by the parents. These children should not have been allowed at this party, no matter what. I understand the womans wanting to help youth, this is not helping, thisis enabling children to break the law, curfew, underage drinking, drugs, what ever else was at the home. Plus guns and other weapons, she is just one woman, I wish we could do more for our kids, I drive this route most days on the way to and from my kid’s home. The kids that come from the school south of Ave K and Challenger are rude, nasty, cross the street into traffic, step off the curb causing drivers to swerve to miss them, I stopped at the McDonalds at Challenger and Ave K to use the bathroom and get an Iced coffee. All of at once about 30 kids descended on the store. They were loud rude sitting on the tables not the chairs or seats. causing the patrons to hurry up and finish their food and leave. They were demanding of the workers for their orders, yelling at each other, loud music. I was so shaken by this that I left. I don’t do well in loud crowds, and left, 2 women who were parked next to me said they had not seen anything like that, not a group of kids taking over a business and running off patrons. That McDonald’s is on the way home from my kid’s. I will not stop there.

    • james
      April 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      what does going to mcdonalds have to do with a kid being shot..go post ur problems on facebook or something.noone cares what u have to deal with

      • Gladys
        April 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm

        Dear sweet James. There are people who care about what other people deal with. Their friends care, their neighbors care and their families care. Many kids have no respect and that is what she is saying. No respect for other people, themselves, law enforcement or life!
        Everything is all about them. They go through life (sometimes short), acting like their life is a music video or movie.

        • Mer
          April 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

          I find her general description of east side kids rife with classism to me. If she indeed does frequent this side of town as much as she claims, she would know the kids she is talking about are a bunch of middle school kids. The young man killed here is a junior in high school. Hardly the same social circles.
          I take offense to her generalization, because it reflects an ignorance that takes no consideration for the young life lost. This young man was not a gang member, he was a victim of a crime committed by one though.
          Parties like this have been going on since kids have been kids. I imagine the finger pointing has gone on just as long. The blame lies at the feet of the man that pulled the trigger.

          • RealityCheck
            April 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

            Stop making excuses for bad behavior! Are you going to make excuses for the “kids” causing all of the trouble robbing and hurting people in Chicago too?

          • Nick
            April 1, 2013 at 6:01 pm

            “Parties like this have been going on since kids have been kids. I imagine the finger pointing has gone on just as long. The blame lies at the feet of the man that pulled the trigger.”

            THANK YOU! Finally someone who didn’t grow up and forget their past. Almost all the posts here are “Oh gee whiz, I was never out that late at that age!” or “Lordy Lordy i’d never let MY kids out that late” PLEASE. Teens sneak out, they party and by golly they make mistakes! That’s apart of life people

          • OT
            April 1, 2013 at 11:33 pm

            Right on Mer and Nick. Really!
            I remember my days growing up here, remember all of us teens pushing the limits of teenage parties. And a good number of the city officials in BOTH towns were right there with us.
            Reading these comments, I never realized how many adults spend their time rewriting their personal histories.
            Only difference back then was every teen was white. Unless you hung with Frank Zappa’s group, who stayed busy playing guitar with our African American community in Sun Village. And there was a bit of partying going on there to.
            We had our share of tragedies. Less guns (although they were in most of our parents bedroom drawers)
            Lot’s and lot’s of drunk driving deaths, beat downs, running people off the road for entertainment purposes, date rapes, child molesters, pushers and users and every other social ill we see now.
            People just spent more time trying to hide it.
            We need to parent our children? Duh! Nothing like stating the obvious.
            But we also need to remember what we did. If for no other reason then to let your kid know you know! About what goes on. About how you pulled the wool over your parents eyes! You know how it’s done.
            And if you’re honest with them, they just might listen to you when you tell them how to protect themselves from dangerous situations they may find themselves in after they’ve pulled the wool over YOUR eyes, and end up somewhere they hadn’t planned for.

            And if you’re not a hypocrite, they just might call you for a ride when a party gets dangerous. Or the driver shouldn’t be behind the wheel. Or when your kid decides they want to see what it’s like and drink or take something they shouldn’t take. At that party they shouldn’t be at. At a time they should be home in bed. With people you wouldn’t approve of.
            You might save a kid’s life.
            And the life you save just might be your kid’s.

          • Gladys
            April 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

            Mer, she gave no description of the kids and did not say they were FROM the East side. She said the McDonalds is on the East side. You are jumping to conclusions, maybe from your own experiences with those same kids.

      • Patricia
        April 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm

        My posting has to do with children who are not taught respect for themselves or others, and this is in the neighborhood where the shooting took place, The reason I am not posting to Facebook is because this pertains to the shooting, a death of a child with potential and my outlook on the incident. I have the right to post here and since I am not using any offensive language or references and am not banned by the moderator then I will continue to post. I did not generalize that the kids were either middle school or high school. I did not state that the young murder victim was a gang member, what I said is there is no respect taught for either themselves or others, the shooter had no respect for another life,and the kids have no respect for the patrons of the restaurant. NO I am not trying to rewrite my childhood. I was not allowed to party, I was not allowed to date or drink or any of the stuff kids do. I was expected home from school, did my chores, school work and if I did go out it was to a school function or church function. I care about what happened to the young man, I have 3 grandchildren, I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. I am sorry if you all think I am being racist or uncaring or anything you want to think, but we have to stop the craziness somewhere and it had better start with the parents not law enforcement or the schools.

  26. Nonofyourbusiness
    April 1, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Rest in paradise gods angel

  27. enuff 4 me
    March 31, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Prayers forhe family and the young people that witnessed this event. Unfortunatly ho event to attend. use parties ARE NOT the safest events attend. Witnesses please tell what you know, if not you guarantee the next shooting.

  28. Jay
    March 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    If you dont know him you shouldnt open your mouth!
    All these ppl talkin about his “red” bandana it was his thing.
    Fashion for him. It wasnt just red he would wear other colors.
    I known him since i was in 4th grade my bestfriend . I just found out today he was gone cant
    Do anything about it but pray for a brother.
    . There should always be security at big house parties like that checking for weapons
    I never been to a party without security . People are crazy.

    • Rhenda
      March 31, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      I want to build a Youth Center here, on the proerty to beatter our city, WHO will help, security was always be at my parties, No More Party, Parent Need to stop their children from bring in gangs,you know WHO they our, its a lot of good Youth,help them to be better, God is in Control of my Life how about you people thats speak native, God Bless u all, My Heart hows out to Kevn Family, how they know me, and know what We can do the help eachother, Stop satan from his work,

      • s.h
        April 1, 2013 at 7:37 am

        No Thank you.. Your the last person we want “helping our teens” … I seriously cant even believe you would actually get on here and ask the community to help you … Because of your parties to make money one of our local teens is dead.. His mom will never see him graduate, be a husband ,a dad . She will never be able to hug him again.. And if you were not trying to make money off our teens by throwing these parties with underage drinking and kids out past there curfews, KEVIN WOULD STILL BE ALIVE. YOU ARE A BAD INFLUENCE.

      • sad
        April 1, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        wow ,pathetic… are you serious right now? its people likeyou that make Lancaster bad, its peole like you would allow things like this to happen. god doesn’t control your life. keep thinking that if that’s whatmakes you sleep at night

  29. theluckyone
    March 31, 2013 at 10:10 am

    The things I’m reading is why I’m so disappointed in this valley. It didnt say this young man was in a gang but I can almost guarentee that the person that shot into the crowd was as they were with known gang members. One of the kids the shooter was with, my son had an issue with when he went to school. My other son was at that party, he went with a neighbor around the corner and the parent dropped them off and there was an adult there so no one thinks twice about it and trusts the other parents. I cant discuss all that happened but I can say with the help of all these kids doing the right thing they will get them. These kids that just went to have fun weren’t all bad kids but they endoured something very tragic, something extremely life changing and something no child should have to endure. Think about that when you’re giving your opinions. Think about these kids…think about that poor family that lost their child the day before Easter…think about how you can HELP in this community!

    • Censored
      March 31, 2013 at 10:21 am

      I hope your son provided or will provide as much information as he knows about the shooter’s acquaintences at the party.

      • theluckyone
        April 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

        Oh my son is a good person and provided them with more than enough information ;-)

    • theluckyone
      March 31, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Also to this newspaper…you should be ashamed of yourself for posting that picture of the deceased child! You knew exactly what you were doing. The shooter shot into the crowd and, in a gang or not, that child did not deserve to die or have that picture posted in his memory!

      • NewsGuy
        March 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm

        You should only speak what you know…. This is the photo the family provided for the article. Stop pointing finger of blame everyone, this situation is tragic without everyone looking for someone to blame.

        • theluckyone
          April 1, 2013 at 11:14 am

          I’m not blaming the paper for the tragedy. I’m blaming the paper for the story and how it leads everyone to believe he was in a gang. May not have been fully intended but I think by the comments it’s more than clear the message this report did send…How about including an eye witness account or a family statement?

          • SAC
            April 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

            Are you seriously ridculing the news outlet for printing the picture that the FAMILY provided, then for not taking into concideration the swallow thinking of some that see it? REALLY! You want the news outlet to censor the information it provides? How about asking the FAMILY why it provided a picture that portrayed their child in a certain light?

          • theluckyone
            April 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm

            No REALLY I want them to print the whole story with the facts not lead people to believe things that aren’t true! How in the hell is a picture of a CHILD wearing a red bandana, when all you see is your child wearing every color of bandana an image of your child in a certain light? People like you are why this story and this valley is so messed up! The news is going with what sells not what’s the truth. That’s more than clear!

    • Anna
      March 31, 2013 at 10:37 am

      It could have been your son we are reading about. There was an adult there? Really? you put your child’s life in the hands of a stranger? No child should be out past midnight unless they are an adult. These kids endured something tragic? No, just another tale to tell their friends and hoot how they were there and wow it was so cool. Get a grip, keep your children HOME where you know they are safe. Gangs don’t care about anyone.

      • theluckyone
        April 1, 2013 at 11:38 am

        lol Anna please take your medication you’re going on like a crazy person. No child should be out past midnight? LOL First of all I didn’t let my child go to this party his dad did with a neighbor he trusted because our kids are always together and are good kids. We have taken the boys to parties before and met the parents from the time they were in elementary school. For sleep overs and birthday parties and over night at the bowling alley. If you think for one minute you can personally know every parent at the high school you are out of your mind! That doesn’t mean that you lock children in the closet, they aren’t PETS! Protect your children…YES! Try to keep this from happening again…YES! But you must not have children because you would know for a fact that it’s impossible to shield them from everything in this horrible world without taking them into the forest and living a sheltered from the world life! My kids get to do fun things because they earned it! I can trust them and they are open with me. They don’t cuss or do drugs or get bad grades or get in trouble at school. I trust them because they give me every reason to. I personally wouldn’t have let him go but i’m not going to start pointing fingers for it! I’m gonna deal with what is facing me now and worry about what’s most important and that’s these kids. They don’t think this crap is cool! They’re scared! They are banning together in support of someone half of them didn’t even know because they know it could have been any one of them! For the one’s that weren’t so good and snuck out it’s a wake up call but I can tell you this…they’re talking…all of them are talking. This won’t be something they forget or that I as a parent forget. No one walked away from this without a lesson to learn and they don’t need you or any other adult for that matter making them feel like it’s their fault or their parents fault. The fault is on the person that shot that gun! So the only person that needs to grow up is you! When you all walk around pointing fingers get the whole story first not just what you read in the damn paper!

        • Golden hour
          April 2, 2013 at 3:42 am

          OH my goodness, get off the podium please. You sound like a goddess with children of gold. Anna simply stated that there is a curfew for children under 18, this kid was 15 supposedly. If a parent can’t keep their kid in the house then there is something wrong. You let your kids have fun? Going to a mad party is fun? Just because they get good grades they can run the street?
          My children went to a private school, yes I knew all the parents of their friends, no they did not go to wild parties period!!! They are all college educated, no jail time, no police record, and they are grateful that I kept them safe….next we will be reading about your good grade kid….be careful of the rocks you throw

          • theluckyone
            April 2, 2013 at 12:04 pm

            Please take your own advise. A parent dropped them off and a parent picked them up. Shows how much you read, the kids were 17 years old! Roam the streets? No one said anything about roaming the streets. Get off the podium? So you can tell me how good your kids are but I can’t say how good my kids are because that makes me a goddess with children of gold? LMAOOO I AM A GODDESS WITH CHILDREN OF GOLD THAT CRAP MONEY! GET OVER IT if anyone is throwing rocks it’s you and they’re all hitting you in the forehead! LOL

    • Tayor
      March 31, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      He WAS NOT in a Gang . He was Just Hanging out &&’ a fight broke down &&’ some guy got a gun out &&’ ment to shoot someone &&’ missed &&’ Kevin Got Cought in the cross fire .

      • theluckyone
        April 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

        that’s right Tayor… Prayers to his family and everyone who was there that saw what happened…the poor child slumped in some crates as the police shined their light on him so everyone could see. That I can never erase from my child’s memory and is the most painful part for me.

  30. Ticked mom
    March 31, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Crap! Dangerous relations!

  31. vic
    March 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    saw this this morning on the way to work, another sad story, what are kids doing out so early in the morning, looking for trouble, and the young kid found it

    • jasmine
      April 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      ant no one looking 4 trouble they where just havent fun ok so dont come at my bro like that ok

      • ryneshia jackson
        April 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm

        having fun at 1 am drinking and such yeah ok

  32. Robert
    March 30, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I am sad for the kid but my child will not ever put a red bandana on his head tell me he was not following a gang influence. Can’t anyone see this. I am sad too a kid was killed but parents wake up.

    • Cener
      March 31, 2013 at 2:16 am

      He wasn’t a gang member someone can’t wear a red bandana ?

      • we care
        March 31, 2013 at 10:36 am

        from other pictures he wore zibra print rags all colors, they put the picture with the red one to stipulate gang related from what i here that was part of his fashion statement just another innocent young at the wrong place

        • theluckyone
          April 1, 2013 at 11:44 am

          that’s exactly right!

          • I believe it
            April 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm

            Talk to his family about the picture they released to the media.

      • Pissed
        April 1, 2013 at 7:44 pm

        All people see is RED and assume he was a gang member. Well non of you judging him knew him so you all look like a bunch of Asses!!

    • Just Beautiful Me
      March 31, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Just because a person wears red does not mean they are influenced influenced by gangs. Last I checked red Was the first color of the rainbow. Just saying!!
      I love red and Im not influenced by a damn thing!

    • Just Beautiful Me
      March 31, 2013 at 10:44 am

      So if it was a white bandana it would hsve been different.

    • supportkevin
      March 31, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      I was there and he is not a gang member I’m a friend of kevins some of y’all who are saying rude things child was probably there too stop pointing the finger blaming his parents or a bandana, kevin wore all different color bandanas he’s a skater not a gang member he had nothing to do with the situation. We’re all just kids trying to have fun, whoever the gunman was not a minor.

      • Saddened By All Of This
        March 31, 2013 at 11:54 pm

        All this negativity really pissed me off. Judging a child all by a picture and hearsay. Last I checked the only one to judge us is GOD!
        So unless you know facts about Kevin or about his tragic death keep you mouth shut.
        There is a family grieving for him. And not to mention all of his friends that are hurting by his death.
        I have been watching his friends break down amd not sure how to deal with all of this.
        So all you with negative comments Please Stop!!

    • Irritated
      April 1, 2013 at 10:34 am

      While you want to sit and say he was influenced by gangs because of his red bandana. You should go check out some of the schools today. Hundreds of kids are wearing bandanas in support of Kevin. Bandanas was Kevin’s thing. I had no problem letting my child wear a bandana in memory of his friend.
      People need to know what they are talking about before they open their big mouths.

      • Dont Trip
        April 2, 2013 at 9:12 am

        I think is amazing the support all Kevin’s friends are giving him.
        It’s just sad people have to judge a boy who is no longer here to defend himself.
        I knew Kevin and he was a great boy. He had a smile to light up a room. I pray he forever Rest in Paradise!!

        I also pray that the one who shot the gun, and the lady who had the party are held responsible for this unnecessary death.
        I wish some of you would have a little compassion for this boy and his family. So very many have been devastated by his death.

    • S
      April 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      Another ignorant parent..with all due respect, red, blue etc mean nothing anymore. I know when we were younger it meant everything, but these days gang members look like every other kid, tight jeans, etc..kids these days are more like clones of one another. They no longer seem to have the uniqueness we did..like the punkers, skaters, trendy, etc..

  33. Jocelyn
    March 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I realize that there are lots of people here in the AV, and growing strong, this is the nest were all the Lame ass parents that kids can’t really handle LA because they badd isn’t really that bad, so they come here to showcase there talent and call themselves clicks, real thugs are thugs for life. Yes the parent isn’t the blame for there kids picking up a gun and shooting but there sure ass hell the blame for not telling they kids there bad, there messing up there lives, and there headed for prison. This particular house has been the party spot for at least 10 years. Yes she has parties I believe it started as something for the teens to do she has a wonderful heart but she hasn’t realized yet, that all the riff raff has moved up here and they want to be gangsters, but it’s very easy to be a gangster in Lancaster/Palmdale because there isn’t any real gangsters to shut this young generation of misfits down.
    No don’t get it twisted I’m not saying any form of gang banging is correct. If you know your kid is gang affiliated and yes it’s obvious, you as a parent should try and put an end to the [removed] because you know next is gun violence and heartache, I don’t know many gang bangers that don’t carry guns, or hang with rude boys. The reality of it all is yes someone should answer but does it fall on the home owner because she gave a party?
    The selling drinks to minors is questionable, but did anybody ask that question, we can point the finger but there is still lil Kevin’s life that will not be returned! Life is precious should the Daycare go on no the city should not allow any daycare or any other kids to stay there. The city should impose a fine on the owner and forbid her to have any functions at this property other than immediate family and if you say how will you know it’s immediate family, well because there wouldn’t be 200 teens and only 40 cars!
    To Rhenda you are a wonderful person you always been loyal and you want to see the best in everybody but stop trying to see the good in people especially the young, you always trying to help, think about for a minute there are so many teens homeless, living from pillow to post and you always taking somebody in, there parents have given up that’s why there homeless, what about you think about you from this point on. What could you have done different, simple you don’t have any teen age kids why keep having parties for the teens.
    For you the murderer who has a friend reading all the fb and twitter posts, your days are numbered, may you not be running for long!
    To the Family my Heart goes out to you all may God shield you in your time of sorrow, may you find peace as the days go on, words want heal your heart but may you have comfort to know he’s in a better place..

    • Rhenda
      March 31, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      Thank U, For coming forward & saying Good Things,aboutMe, My Passion for theYouth in the r AV isto help them get Focus on CDreams Goals uth,It take a village to Rise a Children, This World has become so Very selfish, God sent his only Son, his to save the World, and ththe World Have no clue 2 how to start. To Understand they we have got to get involved with helping the Youth,, Why the States take away stiff that can hrlaAp thr youth, , fwhy don’t We have Big Brothers or Big Sister Mentor, For every Child family form Single family household, Because this is the right thing to do keep our youth focus on Dreams & Goals, Keep them Thinking Positive, No Money, No Time, Well God put this world together for people to help people when their was no money, My Heart was Created to Love the Children, and I will not stop Loving Them My Son was kill by a gang member, my oldest son is in a mental hospital because he had a nervous breakdown for the Love of his Brother, My Heart Goes Out To Kevin Family, I got together some of Kevin Friends & we had a Candle Light in Memories of Kevin Saturday @7;30 pm, It was a Succeed A Host of Friends & Family join together to speak and prayer, I Personally invited Kevin’s Big Big Family in my Home and RV Área Where Kevin was Shoot & Kill, For Closer. We join Hands and PRAYED, MY Passion for the Youth will not Change Im Thinking of a Master Plan That God give me because of them need so muc of them need so much help, Dont Give up on the Children We can Stop the Gang of Satan,by Prayer, and as a Family start having Bible Study with your Children get them to Read the Bible in front of you as a Family make sure they Prayer before bed & before leaving out the House We as the People in the community should have Bible Study with you Children, So they dont be use by Satan, God Is In Control, and We Need to be in Control of these Youth today thats been uses by Satan, Please Stop Gangs Prayer to Change People, May God Contiune to Bless our Youth to make the Right Choice,, Peace be with you all,,,Please all mistake words I cant use this to good, hope you all Understand, I will not Have anymore Partys @ my Home PVt VIP Only,,

      • Really
        April 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm

        REALLY? I’m so angry with this post I could spit..you keep proclaiming in the name of Jesus and wanting to do something for the kids..How about getting them together to do something purposeful for the community..WHO advertises a party on social networks? Sounds self-fulling to me…I grieve for this young mans family and friends and for the children you are “taking care of” in that daycare facility of yours

        • I believe it
          April 1, 2013 at 6:26 pm

          to answer your question…gang moms and recruiters advertise parties on social networks. If it was legit, she would have rented a hall, got a license, had security and chaperones. I agree with you.

        • Dont Trip
          April 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

          The name of the party was called MURDER!!
          The woman needs to be held accountable for what happened at her house.

        • sad
          April 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm

          I totally agree with you this women, needs help both of the above statements are just ridiculous theres no justification in gangs geez!! and no one gives a [removed] about la gangster from av gangsters. this women posted in social media. there are so many post on here that just don’t think before they say anything. I have no idea who kevin is but im mostly sad because he hasn’t even started his life. me as a mother, feel heart broken for his mom. if she knew he was there or not you never want to get that call or that knock on your door

    • Rhenda
      March 31, 2013 at 4:02 pm


    • Rhenda
      March 31, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Native, Talk will always be in this World God take over the mind native thoughts of the unsaved People,Lord help me to keep helping the Youth in better ways,lord build out city up for the best We Needmore Positive thinking People to make a better Life for all, native is of satan & I dont entertain, satan,Im trying to help, not Kill Dreams & Goals, the World Talk bad about Jesús Christ when he meant well,so may God Bless all Native Talk in the name of Jesus,Get Save by Heaven,I know my calling,

    • sikntired
      March 31, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Yes it does fall on the homeowner and he/ she should be prosecuted accordingly.

      • s.h
        March 31, 2013 at 8:59 pm

        This person Rhenda leaving all these messages is the women throwing the parties..

        • sikntired
          March 31, 2013 at 9:19 pm

          Needs to be held accountable.

        • Pissed Off
          April 1, 2013 at 10:52 am

          The woman who held the party should be in jail along with the one who pulled the trigger.
          She allowed all of these underage kids to drink and get high. As far as I am concerned she is GUILTY.
          I pray the city shuts down that day care for good!

  34. Just Beautiful Me
    March 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    This is so sad. I sat and watched a mother take her child and 3 friends to the party. SMH..and at least one of the other mothers did not know that her child went. Crazy…
    I am Thankful that I raise my kids the way I do. I do shelter my kids…but you have to anymore. Every house party you hear about out in the A.V. there is a fight or shooting. Sad!!
    My heart breaks for Kevin’s mom and family. And all of his friends. So many knew and loved him. May you forever R.I.P. Kevin!!

  35. unbelievable
    March 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    WOW..to make it all the better A DAY CARE!!??? really??? just ghetto….ghetto people sitting up collecting CCRC to get a lil money in their pockets and they are hustling throwing parties??? lol sheesh …… I pray that god forgives this young man for any sin he has committed and pray he is being taken care of R.I.P KEVIN

    • Rhenda
      March 31, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Please you Pray for Murder,No Problem, But to say what you say about m it not right, ok, if you only know how i support my family’s, you woulf say this, May God Bless you to know someone before your mouth sart sayingnative things about a God Fearing Women that mean weill, God Bless U,

    • I believe it
      March 31, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      Lots of crazy stuff happens under the roofs label “Daycare”. Lots of things, except actual the actual care of children. They are mostly fronts for frauding the CCRC and other federal, county and state programs that pay costs for the baby mommas. I wonder how long it has been since the Daycare Licensing people have been out for an inspection? They seem to pass even the filthiest homes.

      • Concerned
        April 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm

        Exactly why I will NEVER EVER out my child in day care!!
        They don’t care about the kids only about the money.
        I PRAY this day care is shut down and the one running it is charged with fraud among other charges she deserves.

        • I believe it
          April 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

          Concerned, the daycares I am talking about don’t really take care of kids…they just do the time sheets to get paid. The addresses are filthy houses that have often been abandoned (nobody really living there) once they get their license and know that no one is really gonna check on them. Paying agencies DO NOT COMMUNICATE with the licensing division, so the fraud goes UNDETECTED for years because everyone passes the buck. ITS A FACT!

  36. unbelievable
    March 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    This is crazy.. do yu see how young this boy is??? He is just a baby…this just so sad I drove past this today wow!!…..he didnt even start his life yet…but most of these parents out here dont give a damn they sit n smoke weed and get drunk with their kids….just a shame and some these of these parents think its cute that their kids act this way….. just crazy HEY EVERYONE LOOK WHAT THE WORLD IS COMING TO….before yu know it our youngest generation will all be freaking gang bangers …..NOT MINE!!!!!

  37. T-Bone
    March 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    It’s been like this for Many Years. Fools come from LA thinking they’re Big Stuff and can say anything they want like Lancaster is no big deal…Then they get Popped! Better realize, The AV is No Joke people!

    • Juan
      March 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      The AV ain’t nothing! Full of lames that pull out straps like it makes them more gangster. Knuckle up if you really about the business.

      • T-Bone
        March 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

        It always starts with Knuckles Juan, the way us old schoolers like it but some fool always pulls out the Cuete! It’s been like that at house parties for decades in the AV. If the AV ain’t nothing, fools are still dying! Not saying its right but people need to know if you go to a house party in the AV, leave before Midnight. History proves that!

  38. Val
    March 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    It’s annoying how everyone wants to say its the parents Fault! Kids sneak out you know!? Kids don’t listen to their parents you know?! Parents leave for the weekend and kids throw parties. Why don’t people realize that this isay have been gang related and this is what happens when you wanna be tough and be in a gang. It’s horrible what happen but don’t point fingers until you know the facts. For all we know this kid could of been causing problems and looking for trouble.

    • Pam
      March 30, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Not sure how old you are, but when I was growing up I never ever disrespected what my parents said, nor did I ever even think about sneaking out at night. Yes, some will but they detained OVER 50 kids… I don’t care what the “facts” are, the discipline starts with the parents, and yes, I will blame the parents for not taking responsibility for their own children….. If the parents had in doubt (if in fact they went away on Easter and left their child behind) then they should of stayed home.

      • ????
        April 2, 2013 at 9:23 am

        This boys parents are not to be blamed for his death.
        Unless you know what really went down SHUT UP!!

  39. March 30, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Honestly, the fault starts with the parents/guardians. Also, the owner of the house involved with party, shooting, etc., should be held accountable. In my day we had adult supervision and someone watching who came in…the worst thing to happen at any teen parties (in my day) were fights.
    Apparently, the murdered teen was a good student, etc., he was just out with friends and I’m sure that he was expecting to die; shot to death. And many know the murderer(s).
    I drove by the crime scene earlier (I hadn’t heard the news yet). Too bad we don’t have current news coverage like in other parts of the world…But at 1 a.m. I was sound asleep.
    R.I.P. young man, and my sincere condolences to the family.

    • shannon
      March 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Growning up in the AV all my life it was never like this you did’nt hear of people being hit by trains cars kids being shot at partys that did not happen everyday yes it happen but lancaster was such a nice town and know it’s gone to shit I would not move back if someone payed me.R.I.P young man and my condolences go out to the boys family.someone saw what the hell happen and I really hope they come forword.

    • 2x shame on you.
      March 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      I agree this wasnt even the first party. about a months ago the same house had a party. I was driving by and had to call the auhorities cuz at 11pm there was 100 plus kids walking the streets. then they decided it would be funny to pretend to run in frontoff the cars passing. so to here off another party is really ridiculous. I think the home owner should be held responsible for the actions off the teens security would have been smart the second time around. ijs

    • Rhenda
      March 31, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      God Bless U, Their was the party watc watchino Childress put the fault of Satan and his worshippers, Please help think of ways to stop the killing, help Think of esta the Youth can be protected by good no Matter what , they can be anywhere Satan come to steal kill and destroy our lives negative talk get us nowhere positive thinking on a better community what help our future of our youth when will people stop taking negative and destroying it and not try to make it up positive and make a better world for us all, the children complain about there’s nothing to do why not do a fundraiser and get a bus and take them to amusement parks why not give them party why not have book club why not keep are you focus I’m not a game member don’t believe in negativity stop trying to destroy my character

      • itsme
        April 1, 2013 at 12:20 am

        You destroyed your own character. You are responsible for everything that happens at these “parties” you have. If you are so concerned about the children then why did you give them access to danger being out late at night and not safe at home in their beds. YOU let the victim and the witnesses be in danger while letting a murderer there.
        Curfews being broken, alcohol and who knows what else being provided while under your so called supervision WOW. You can keep preaching on about God, you will be the one to answer for all your actions that lead up to a young boy not being able to live his life.

        • s.h
          April 1, 2013 at 6:37 am

          This self called “god fearing woman” will be fearing god when her day comes.. Trying to hide behind the bible.. Shut up please. I dont even understand why she is still free to write replys . Her ass should be in jail.. And why the heck were these parties allowed to go on.. Why did our sheriffs department allow these parties to continue?

          • we care
            April 1, 2013 at 8:50 am

            i don’t belive this person rhenda is the real person writting all this stuff i think its someone to keep getting feed back seeking response at least i hope not this home owner have a death on her hands to keep responding to post she have to worry about going to jail r.i.p to the young man

        • s
          April 2, 2013 at 10:39 pm

          Wow!! She let the murderer be there? So anyone who is murdered, its the fault of others because they “magically know “. I’ve had two family members murdered by people they knew and were never suspected..get over yourself. People don’t just allow murders to happen at their house

          • s.h
            April 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

            She allowed illegal things at her house. It was doomed for something bad to happen and such stupidty. Kids,alcohol,drugs and sex mixed together is a bad cocktail. Kevin would be alive if she was not trying to make momey off our teens. She is guilty. I don’t know how she can live with herself..

  40. Oh no!
    March 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Sadly, another day and night in the AV.

  41. s.h
    March 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    This house is well known for throwing big parties and charging teens to get in.. There is alcohol and under age drinking. No Id required. I feel the adults throwing this party should be charged with murder. If he was my son I would be pursing them as well as the shooter! To the family Im so sorry for your loss. My heatt breaks for you.

    • T
      March 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      i agree with you 100%! people in charge of the party, owners of the home should be charged with murder and much more. i used to live in palmdale about 3 years ago. went to these parties all the time…nothing but drugs and alcohol and nothing but 15 16 yr old getting high and drunk. house parties in the av should be banned!

      • s.h
        March 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm

        This is a day care by day and a teenage party house on the weekend. And they charge a cover fee, but if your female and wear lingere you get in free. and Yes im talking what I know. I hope those people all go to jail.

        • sikntired
          March 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm

          I’m guessing it won’t be a day care anymore,so they.screwed themselves by letting this go on.

          • Gladys
            April 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

            Bet it takes awhile to get shut down. By shut down…I mean, I bet it takes a while before anyone pulls their license.

          • s.h
            April 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm

            yeah she prob. had children there today.. Im so outraged with this whole thing.

          • sikntired
            April 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

            Don’ t you think it would be a priority?I would seriously hope LASD would communicate to the city that it is under investigation.Any one know?

          • Absofreakinlutly
            April 1, 2013 at 11:40 pm

            @sikntired, City has nothing to do with daycare licensing. CCRC also has nothing to do with licensing. ONLY, The State of California, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division has something to do with licensing. Good luck trying to get anyone to look into anything.

          • ????
            April 2, 2013 at 1:24 pm

            Well the city needs to inform the state of what is going down. This is ridiculous and needs to stop.
            I have always thought that Day Care to be odd.

  42. Get Out
    March 30, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    This will continue to happen in Lanscaster as this area is now known as the northern LA getto and all the low life’s are moving into this valley, such as gang members, drug dealers, section 8, etc. Best advise I can give you is to pack your bags and get out of this valley. I’ve made it mandatory that my children move away from here as soon as they graduated high school as they are not safe here.

    • justbeingreal
      March 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      I agree with you. Its not safe even in the middle schools and high schools here now. This used to be a quite farming community and now its like Little Compton. This valley has turned to [removed]. Gangs not only killing gangs but innocent children too.

      • Absofreakinlutly
        April 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm

        gangs recruit from grade schools and middle schools all over this valley. High school kids and kids from LA hand around schools waiting for “cousins” to get out of school. That’s their recruiting time.

    • Xterradrvers
      March 30, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      I think your reaction is a little extreme! There were gang related shootings out here even back in the 1980s. My friends, the Sandfreys, lost their son to a drive by shooting in 1988 at a party. He was a random victim.

      • sikntired
        March 30, 2013 at 8:10 pm

        And it’s ten times worse then it was then my friend.

        • sad
          March 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

          no matter where you go there are bad parts yes, but Lancaster is much worse then it used to be with everyone is LA saying they want to get away from LA but moving here and just moving LA with them, my child did one year in elementary out there and I was bent on leaving as soon as possible I would not want my kids growing up out there as it is now. horrible and sad. so I agree with the top two

      • Absofreakinlutly
        April 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm

        Shootings were mostly random back then. Now they target rivals and stand in crowds shooting everyone and anyone. No respect…I tell ya!

    • Realist
      March 31, 2013 at 12:34 am

      Honestly, this is the worst advice you could give anyone! What are you going to do…run to the next town? or the next state? Got news for you, you can’t keep running! Its too costly and the “trash” will just keep following you. wherever you go. My cousin moved to Phoenix to get away from Section 8 people and now her new housing tract in Phoenix is full of them ….all from Compton, San Bernardino and Moreno Valley. Big lesson for her was her Palmdale neighborhood that was had just one Section 8 house actually cleaned up and got better after the problem-causing family moved.

      That’s the thing people have to keep in mind. Section 8 is not permanant. It provides a TEMPORARY house or apartment until the owner decides they want to sell the property or terminate their agreement with HUD and the housing authority. Section 8 renters are at the whim of the property owner and most of them are too stupid or shortsighted to try to buy anything when the market was at the bottom. Now prices are climbing again and they are being shifted again. So yeah they are enjoying their Lancaster/Palmdale McMansions right now but they wont be forever. One more bump in the housing market and they’ll be in Kern County or Victorville and good riddance!

      Stay where you, support crime fighting efforts, support law enforcement and support office holders who support law enforcement. Thats the only way anything will ever get better. Time is not on their side, finances are not on their side because they were never taught good financial sense and the housing market is definitely NOT on their side and will inevitably force them to go elsewhere.

      • Chris
        April 2, 2013 at 5:44 am

        This is great advice, thanks for keeping it real.

        April 2, 2013 at 10:16 pm

        Sorry to bust you bubble not all living in Section 8 or HUD housing are bad people. Every think people fell bad on their luck and are just trying to survive.
        And this really doesn’t have much to do with the death of a little boy!

      • Gladys
        April 6, 2013 at 6:55 pm

        Thanks for the encouraging words.
        I think everyone knows not all Sec 8 people are bad.
        That being said, not all bad tenants are Sec 8. Some are home owners that got approved for bad loans, so the governement helped them refi. Now their payments have gone from $3000 down to $1200. Their houses are dumps, with broken down cars in the driveway and yards full of broken toys.
        I agree we all need to stay put.
        I would however like to rent my house to a LASD right now. cheap.

    • Chris
      April 2, 2013 at 5:43 am

      Well-loved, your comments are ridiculous. I have lived in many cities living in the military, and Lancaster is one of the ones I feel safer in. It is people like you that exaggerate everything. It makes others believe that this place is not nice.

      Go ahead and move out! Other bigoted people like you need to go. I am white, and have no problem with diverse peoples moving up here. Everybody wants a nice place to live. I retired here, and will hopefully live the rest of my life here. You obviously have not lived many other places to make the comments that you do.


      • s.h
        April 2, 2013 at 6:53 am

        Well loved is not the name, it means the comment is well loved.

  43. kim
    March 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    why would the let them kids have a party in there back yard anyway that day care needs to be closed down the owner of that house is so dumb come on now at !1;00 that part should had been over he would still be alive so sad

  44. Det. Dan Welle
    March 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I am very sorry that his family and friends lost someone dear to them. I hope you all find peace soon. If anyone has information and wants to help catch the person(s) responsible for this senseless death. Please feel free to follow the instructions at the end of the article or message me on Facebook Daniel Welle Lasd

  45. sad for the family
    March 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    My guess is the person who did the shooting was not even in school either older or a drop out. The gun was most likely stolen. As for the kids not talking, I think one eventually will, but if they spill the beans in front of everyone they are also putting themselves and their families at risk. Many of these kids probably said they were spending the night at a friends house, or just snuck out. They said this party was posted on FB .. this is why if your kids are on FB you MUST have access to their accounts and at the very least monitor their walls and postings.

    Prayers to the family that lost their child and to all the others who witnessed this and will forever remember that night.

  46. NotAgain
    March 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm


  47. angel
    March 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Why would you say that he killed himself because he wasn’t Susposed to be out that late? I don’t care if the boy was out at 3am that still didn’t give anyone the right to take his life. nobody needs to die because they’re out late no matter what their age is.

    • Renee Chandler
      March 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      I agree 100% this is really stupid ,and heartless ;-(

    • s.h
      March 30, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Your just ignorant.. How could you even say something like that. Gang related does not mean he was in a gang.. And even if someone is in a gang does not mean they deerve to be shot in the head and killed. A eye for a eye and a life for a life. he never took a life..

  48. Sad resident
    March 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I remeber how safe it was and now Lancaster is a just becoming another LA. What minor had access to a gun any ways? Now we will hear more about gun protection and taking guns away! Pathetic I swear. This generation is horrible what happen ?

    • hmm
      April 3, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      yes Lancaster was a safe place, before where your neighbors watched your house no questions asked everyone watched out for each others children while outside.i hope they find who did this. hmmm

  49. Jay
    March 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I disagree about the killing himself part it was a party, teens go to parties I use to go to them and lived out there and my curfew was not because my parent trusted me enough and it wasn’t as bad out there as it is now. I do blame the parents who allowed any and everyone to come to that party without proper security. Especially because it sounds like it was a minors party which is sad. Parents need to have more security at these parties if that was my child I’d make an issue over the parents allowing guns in their resident

  50. concern
    March 30, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Amen.. so true. I remember how safe it was but you right what are kids doing out @ 1 am. My heart goes out to this family.

  51. concern
    March 30, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Amen.. so true. I remember how safe it was but you right what are kids doing out @ 1 am. My heart goes out to this family.

  52. concerned parent
    March 30, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Most all shootings are a senseless act of violence. I am sure that this one was just as UNJUSTIFIED as most shootings involving a child. (you looked at my girlfriend, you bumped into me, you are wearing the wrong colors etc…). I have to question though the parents. Why are 16 and 17 year old children out at 1am AND at a party, where I am sure there was alcohol and possibly drugs involved. Do parents not keep a watchful eye on their children anymore?

    • Juan
      March 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      What do normal people do at 1 a.m. ? I am sure that the parent’s where asleep, while the teen’s left their houses. Parent’s can only do so much; their all individuals that make their own individual choices. The younger generations just have a really messed up mindset.

      • Lisa
        March 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm

        Parents can do a lot more than they are doing. Parents need to stop being selfish. If you can make a child, you better learn to raise your child.

      • Renee Chandler
        March 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm

        That is soooooooopp true!!!!!!!!!! ;-(

    • justbeingreal
      March 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      The parents of the kid having the party should be charge with contributing to the delinquency of minors. I thought there was a curfew in Lancaster? The parents of the party goers should also be investigated for not abiding with the teen curfew and making sure their child was home before the curfew time. Parents need to held accountable, a responsible parents makes better chances to have a responsible child.

  53. Niki
    March 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

    When are we going to stop & teach our children that silence is NOT GOLDEN! A house full of people… so many of them, that even after everyone took out running… they were still able to detain 50 people & NO ONE SAW ANYTHING!? COME ON AMERICA! Stop letting these killers get away with MURDER because “no one wants to be the snitch”…

    What if that were your brother, your best friend, your boyfriend, YOU… would you want everyone to cower down & let the murderer run free like it never even happened?

    Lord I pray you bring this young boys killer to justice. I pray you weigh so heavy on the hearts of those who saw it happen that they can’t rest until they speak up! Lord please keep your arms tightly around his family & friends.

    *RIP Young man*

    • Jay
      March 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      I agree with you people are so scared to tell this young man was killed and there were alot of people around smh at the parents who haven’t taught their kids that if they see something say something it could’ve been anyones child that’s so unfair to his parents. I pray they find who did it. You reap what you sow and if no one comes forward about who did it I hope your conscious Wats at you…..

    • S
      March 30, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      I have personally seen incidents like this go down..its not always a matter of being a snitch, its a matter of being traumatized and your mind blocking it out. Some will come around and help im sure

  54. we care
    March 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

    its very sad to see a child loose life for doing things as teenagers we all have done partying. its a hard aching feeling my prayers are with this family and may his sole rest in peace. This town needs more productive things for these kids can do its nothing out here for teenagers so any business owner looking to create something create something cool and fun for them with sercurity guards of course.. People charging for these parties but not securing these situation. the kids say he was dancing his but off so in heaven teach them the latest dance r.i.p

    • March 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      I agree 100% this is really stupid ,and heartless ;-(

  55. kim
    March 30, 2013 at 10:39 am

    tyquon baby momma house that’s a day care what a shame no good for the public that day care need’s to be closed down all they do is party get a life precious yea that’s her name precious
    I feel so bad for the family

    • bt
      March 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      You don’t even know what you talking bout -_

      • Ticked mom
        March 31, 2013 at 9:59 am

        To those of you who knew this was a party house, who knew this child care was dangerous, why didn’t YOU do something? turn them in? Kevin’s blood is on your hands, too! If you ignore it, you support it. The home owner needs to go to jail EVERY time a party is held, curfew is broken, and a CHILD dies! Repeated parties that endanger children, held at the same house, resulting in death, should be second degree murder or accessory to murder!

        • s.h
          April 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm

          the sheriffs department was aware of it.

          • ;
            April 3, 2013 at 11:01 pm

            nope they werent

          • s.h
            April 6, 2013 at 8:29 am

            Yes they were. And were at the house when the shooting happened waiting for back up for a fight that had already happened on side yard.. And they get called to that house,all the time for the parties. Talk what you know. There hands were tied because of stupid “parents chaperones” and “security” only at front. Not at back yard where fences were jumped.

    • Rhenda
      March 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Get a Life, go to bible study, let God us you not Satan,
      God Knows the Real, May God Bless U and your evil mind,
      Precious in College,Works for The Broad of Educación And she A Great Parent to her To children,paid off her 2004 car, for real, dont hate congratulate

      • sikntired
        April 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm


    • your worst nightmare
      April 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      Look you [removed] no life having [removed]. Let me correct you where you wrong. First off Precious mother lives there not Precious. She has her own [removed] probably unlike you. A little boy lost his life and you worried about Precious and Tyquan which you clearly dont know how to spell his name but wanna talk [removed]. Go back to school before you try to trash talk the next person you [removed]. You need to be feel bad for yourself! And you get a life cause Precious sho dont give a [removed] about you so why you worried about her. [removed]

      • April 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

        grow up she still a no life party freak

  56. Censored
    March 30, 2013 at 10:11 am

    This is awful. Just a kid… I do not envy the teen’s parents, family, and friends. Hopefully someone comes forward with the identity of the shooter.

  57. kim
    March 30, 2013 at 10:10 am

    omg how sad god bless him in his family

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