Woman Found Fatally Shot Inside Vehicle in Downtown L.A.

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Homicide detectives were asking for the public’s help Saturday in finding whoever fatally shot a 27-year-old woman inside a vehicle in downtown Los Angeles.

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File photo of crime scene tape. (credit: flickr/Tex Texin via Creative Commons)

Officers discovered Sonia Soto slumped over the steering wheel of the vehicle in the 600 block of Santa Fe Avenue late Friday night, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. She was found with a single gunshot wound.

Soto was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators were working to determine a motive for the crime.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to contact the LAPD at 877-527-3247, or leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.