Authorities ID Woman in SUV Fatally Shot in Commerce

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COMMERCE (CNS) - Authorities today identified a woman who was shot to death while driving an SUV that was stopped at a red light in Commerce, as detectives continued their efforts to solve the crime.

Melissa Felt, 36, of Pico Rivera was wounded at about 1:25 a.m. Saturday at Telegraph Road and Garfield Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Felt was behind the wheel of a late model, mid-size SUV that had stopped for a red light when an unknown person fired several rounds into the vehicle. She was able to drive a short distance to a convenience store, and was taken to a hospital, where she died, authorities said.

CBS2 reported that the woman had a passenger with her at the time of the shooting, who told investigators that all she remembered seeing prior to the shots being fired was a shadow moving up to the car through the vehicle's tinted windows.

No arrests were reported, and no suspect information was available.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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