A 16-year-old girl was killed but her two friends escaped injury when their car was peppered with bullets by rival gang members armed with assault rifles, investigators said Saturday.

Monique Murphy, 16, of Los Angeles, died following the 11 p.m. Friday attack outside a liquor store. Two gang associates, Teanisha Lytle, 18, and a 17-year-old girl whose name was not released, were not hit, detective John Bunch said.