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Teammates mourn the loss of teen shot at house party

Teammates mourn the loss of teen shot at house party

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Jan 18, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Teammates of Betty Pinkney are mourning the loss of a friend as the search continues for her killer.

A stray bullet struck the local high school student at a house party over the weekend.

The 17-year-old Desert Pines senior played forward on the basketball team.

"School is not the same," says Dominique Hopkins, who even got a tattoo on her right arm to remember her teammate.

"She was friendly; she had a lot of friends," remembers teammate Leslie White. "I feel empty right now."

Family plans to bury Betty in her jersey. She wore number 21.

"It's still unbelievable," comments Kiana Alexander, another of Betty's teammates.

The Jaguars plan to remember their teammate by wearing patches on their uniforms with Betty's initials and the number 21.

"I love her and see her in heaven," says White while fighting back tears.

More than 80 people were at that party that night, but no one has come forward with information to help police.

Karen Sinatra, the second person shot by stray bullets at the party, remains in the hospital in stable condition.

Police are asking for help. Reminding the public you can give anonymous information by calling crime stoppers at 385-5555.

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