A homicide investigation is underway in Long Beach after a woman was fatally shot near the courthouse on Thursday morning, police said.
The victim was found with a gunshot wound to her upper torso in the 300 block of Magnolia Avenue just before 8 a.m., according to Shaunna Dandoy, the Long Beach Police Department's public information officer.
The critically wounded woman was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Dandoy said.
She has not yet been identified.
Crime scene tape cordoned off a residence about a block away from the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, a photo from the scene showed.
Homicide detectives are working to identify the gunman and determine a motive in the case, but investigators do not believe the attack was random.
Police have not released a detailed description of the shooter, describing him only as a man.
A SWAT team surrounded a home in the area for several hours, but ultimately left without making an arrest.
No additional information has been released.
KTLA's Jennifer Thang contributed to this story.