LAPD Employee Dies After Being Shot in Whittier

An employee of the Los Angeles Police Department was fatally shot in Whittier Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The 8400 block of Via Sierra Ramal in Whittier is shown in an undated Google Maps Street View image.

The 8400 block of Via Sierra Ramal in Whittier is shown in an undated Google Maps Street View image.

Authorities did not release the woman’s name, nor say whether she was an officer or civilian employee.

Police responded to a shooting call on the 8400 block of Via Sierra Ramal around 2:45 p.m., Lt. Jay Tatman of Whittier Police Department said.

Officers found the woman suffering a gunshot wound and transported her to a local hospital, where she died, according to Tatman.

The incident is under investigation and it is not clear whether it was a suicide or homicide. No arrests have been made, Tatman said.

No further details were immediately available.