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A gunman who pleaded no contest in connection with a 14- year-old girl’s shooting death at a party in Lancaster in 2010 has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison.

Authorities believe the man was shooting in the air, but they say they don’t believe he was the person who shot into the crowd and struck the teenager, according to Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Chung.

After the gunman was arrested in March 2011, authorities said they were still searching for another suspect.

Aaron Eugene Wallace, 26, of Lancaster, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for the Sept. 5, 2010, killing of Dominique Peatry, who was gunned down at a party near Nugent Street and Sixth Street East.

Six other Antelope Valley residents — who were between 13 and 26 — were wounded in the shooting, authorities said.

No one else has been charged in connection with the crime, the prosecutor said.

–City News Service

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