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Long Beach Mother Shot While Retrieving Diaper Bag

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA)  — Police in Long Beach were investigating the fatal shooting of young mother on Thursday outside a relative’s apartment.

Jazzmine Wash

Jazzmine Wash was shot and killed outside a Long Beach apartment.

The shooting happened at 6:20 a.m. in the 500 block of Walnut Avenue.

Arriving officers found the woman, identified as 23-year-old Jazzmine Wash, lying in the courtyard of the apartment complex.

She had been shot multiple times in the upper body and was pronounced dead by paramedics, according to Long Beach Police.

The woman was dropping off her young son at the home of a relative when the shooting occurred.

“She showed up this morning to drop off her 3-year-old child and placed the child inside,” Sgt. Aaron Eaton said.

“Then she had stepped outside to get the diaper bag, and that’s when the shooting happened,” he said.

Police did not have a motive for the shooting or a description of the shooter.

Neighbor Shawn Malloy expressed shock over the shooting.

“The neighbors all know each other, we’ve never had any problems here,” Malloy said. “She was just the nicest young lady.”

Anyone with information was asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244.

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