Birthday celebration for MH teen murder victim

A friend holds a card that was placed at the entrance to Saint

Friends and family will celebrate the birthday of drive-by shooting victim Tara Romero today at the scene of her death.

Those who want to join the celebration of Romero’s life can meet at Cosmo and Del Monte avenues at 5 p.m. Friends and family will release birthday balloons into the sky and sing “Happy Birthday,” said Romero’s mother Annette Nevarez.

After that, the group will have a birthday dinner at 6 p.m. at Dutchman’s Pizza, 16375 Monterey Rd.

Romero would have been 15 Thursday. She was shot and killed Nov. 4, 2011 in the shooting at Cosmo and Del Monte avenues.

Three other teens – Romero’s friends – were shot and suffered injuries during the same incident. Police think the group was mistakenly targeted by the alleged shooters who were arrested the same night.

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