Family, friends mourn local DJ killed in Hyattsville shooting

A community is in shock following the death of a popular local DJ who was gunned down outside of her Hyattsville apartment Tuesday night.

FOX 5 has learned that Salina Rivera, 27, was better known as the stage name DJ Salamander.

Friends and loved ones say she played house music at venues across the DMV and was passionate about entertaining people and furthering her art.

Police tell FOX 5 they do not believe the shooting was random, but they have not made any arrests as they investigate.

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Rivera was supposed to play at a show at U Street Music Hall Thursday night in D.C. Instead, her friend and fellow DJ, Brandon Wooldridge, will play a tribute to her for the show's last hour.

"She was the most caring, thoughtful, kind human being that I've met. Never wanted any kind of drama or problems with anybody. Wouldn't hurt a fly. Would always try to help and look out for people any way she could," said Wooldridge, known professionally as Sircasm.

Rivera's girlfriend, who did not want to be identified, said "she was beautiful and soft and kind-hearted and strong and just and fair and understanding and peaceful. All she ever wanted was peace."

For more information on Rivera's funeral arrangements, click here.