A woman was fatally shot near schools in Boyle Heights Wednesday morning.
The shooting occurred about 5 a.m. near the corner of Whittier Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The victim, described as being between 30 and 40 years old, died from a gunshot wound. She was found in the middle of the street with a purse, cellphone and keys, LAPD Sgt. Miguel Lopez told KTLA.
The shooting does not appear to be gang-related or an attempted robbery.
LAPD officials did not have a description on any possible suspects. No arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered.
Neighbors heard gunshots just after 5 a.m., but did not see anything, Lopez said.
A resident named Carlos told KTLA that his son heard the victim scream for help.
The shooting occurred near Sunrise Elementary School and other campuses, video from the scene showed.
“Our main focus is for the children, to make sure that they don’t see things like this," Lopez said. "They could see it on TV, that’s fine, but when you see it live, it’s very different.”
A woman who dropped off her children at school Wednesday morning said they noticed the police activity.
“I don’t like to have to explain things like that, but unfortunately, it’s going to be an everyday thing when things like this happen, and I’m going to have to do my best to explain it to them,” she said.
Sunrise elementary and pre-school will be in session Wednesday, but students are being asked to use the westside entrance, Lopez said. Sunrise continuation school is on lockdown, but only six students are enrolled in the program.
KTLA's Meghan McMonigle contributed to this story.