Authorities ID One Of Two Women Killed In Downtown LA Sunday Morning

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities Monday identified one of two women who were killed in downtown Los Angeles over the weekend, and detectives continued their investigation into the crimes.

Officers dispatched at 1:51 a.m. Sunday to the 300 block of South Main Street found a woman in her 30s suffering from stab wounds, and she died at the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The name of the woman was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.

Then, about 4:05 a.m. officers sent to Fifth and Wall streets on a report of a shooting found a woman who had been shot seated inside a vehicle, the LAPD reported.

Natasha Watson, 31, died at the scene, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported. Her city of residence was not known.

There was no suspect information available for either killing, and no immediate indication that the crimes were related, police said.

Anyone with information on either case was urged to call (877) LAPD- 247 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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