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Two men shot and killed a woman standing with her husband in front of their South Los Angeles home Saturday morning.


A woman was shot and killed in front of her husband on June 7, 2014, after they returned home from the movies. (Credit: KTLA)

Detectives responded to a calls about a gunshot victim around midnight and discovered the woman dead in the 1400 block of West 104th Street (map) of Westmont, an unincorporated area in South L.A., according to Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department news release.

“Unfortunately the female was shot and she’s been pronounced dead at the scene,” Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch said around midnight. “(The) car drove eastbound here on 104th Street and the investigation’s just starting. Detectives are on scene, we’re going to try to find some witnesses if we can.”

The couple had just returned home from going to the movies with family when the shooting occurred, according to family members.

“Every day we have to live underneath this, everyday. So maybe if we get the violence stopped, you know what I’m saying, it’ll be easier. It’s just everyday how we live in our neighborhood,” the woman’s niece Connie Powell said.

The husband was not injured during the incident.

The men were described as black and driving a dark colored sedan, the release stated.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

KTLA’s Dave Mecham contributed to this report.