Woman Fatally Shot in Leimert Park Area, Suspect Arrested


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A woman was fatally shot in the Leimert Park area, and her alleged killer was in custody today, authorities said.

The woman, in her 20s, was wounded at about 7:35 p.m. Monday in a parking lot in the 3800 block of Crenshaw Boulevard and died at a hospital, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.

According to the preliminary investigation, a woman about 20 years old approached the victim on foot, shot her once, and fled in a vehicle, police said. The name of the suspect, who was later arrested, was not available for release.

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