A woman was found fatally shot in South Los Angeles Tuesday morning, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said.
The supervisor of a cleanup crew discovered the woman unresponsive on the embankment of a freeway about 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Imperial Highway and Success Avenue, California Highway Patrol officer Lance Nieves told KTLA. The supervisor alerted authorities and the Los Angeles Fire Department declared the woman dead at the scene. A fire captain noticed what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the woman’s head and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene.
The woman was discovered near the border of Willowbrook and Watts. Officials had originally indicated that the shooting had occurred along the 1400 block of East Imperial Highway, which is in the El Segundo area. She was described as being in her 30s.
It is unclear what led up to the fatal shooting. Investigators combed the embankment for clues Tuesday afternoon.
No further details about the incident have been released. The victim has not been identified.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to reach out to California Highway Patrol officer Michael Yasutake at 323-644-9550.