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Hundreds attend memorial for Ashley Ann Caldera, shot dead on her 16th birthday in Fontana park

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A huge number of locals came to Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino yesterday to bid a final farewell to Ashley Ann Caldera, a Fontana girl shot dead last month while out celebrating her 16th birthday.

According to the San Bernardino Sun, people came by the hundreds on Tuesday, with cars filing in and out of the cemetery all day long and mourners waiting outside the chapel for their turn because it was too full.

Caldera was out with friends celebrating her 16th birthday on the night of May 26. According to police and family members, at about 11 p.m. she was at Northgate Park in Fontana, waiting for another friend to arrive, when someone fired on the group, striking Caldera. The county coroner says she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The girl was just finishing up her sophomore year at Fontana A.B. Miller High School.

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Fontana girl shot dead while celebrating her 16th birthday

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A Fontana family remains in shock following this weekend’s shooting death of a teenage girl who was out with friends celebrating her 16th birthday.

Ashley Ann Caldera was at Northgate Park in Fontana at about 11 p.m. Saturday night, waiting with the group for another friend to join them. According to the San Bernardino Sun, they had only been there a few minutes when someone fired on the group, striking Caldera and killing her.

The girl was just finishing up her sophomore year at Fontana A.B. Miller High School, the Sun reports.

Fontana police have no suspects in custody at this time. According to the Sun, witnesses saw three Latino males in their late teens or early 20s fleeing the area after gunfire was heard.

Friends and family members are now left mourning the loss. A Facebook page called “R.I.P. Ashley Ann Caldera” has been set up, where loved ones can post pictures of her and write remembrances.

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