Investigators were searching for a gunman who shot two people in the Vermont Square neighborhood of South L.A. early Saturday morning, killing one woman, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials.
A man and woman were shot while sitting in a Sedan near East 14th Street and South Alameda Street (map) just before 2 a.m., Detective Louie Calzadillas with LAPD’s Newton division said.
The injured male driver then drove to West 43rd Street and South Hoover Street in downtown L.A. (map) where the Sedan was parked in a driveway near an apartment building.
It was unknown if the victims were seeking help from friends or family in the downtown area.
“For whatever reason, we don’t know at this point, they drove over here to get help,” Calzadillas said.
Both victims were then transported to a hospital, where the woman died.
Police were unsure if the shooter was on foot or in a vehicle and planned to interview the surviving victim and review surveillance footage in the area where the shooting occurred.
Witnesses were asked to call detectives at the LAPD’s Newton division. The station’s phone number, according to the website, was 323-846-6547.