18-Year-Old Woman Fatally Shot in South L.A.’s Vermont Vista Neighborhood

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An 18-year-old woman was fatally shot in the Vermont Vista neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Homicide victim Chloe Evans, 18, pictured in an undated photo provided by family.

Homicide victim Chloe Evans, 18, pictured in an undated photo provided by family.

The victim was inside a vehicle near West 104th and South Figueroa streets when shots were fired from another vehicle about 6 a.m., LAPD Officer Jay Chavez said.

She was taken to an LAPD station by the person who was driving the car she was in, Chavez said. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were then called to the station.

The teenager was then taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead around 5:45 p.m., he said.

Surveillance footage shows a vehicle pulling to the side of a road, where there are other vehicles parked. Sometime later, a person gets out of one of the cars and runs away.

Authorities had yet to release the victim's identity, but her mother, Leah Evans, identified her as Chloe Evans.

Loved ones gathered at the shooting scene for a candlelight vigil Saturday evening.

"She was a beautiful, intelligent young woman," her mother said.

"I really hope and pray that whoever did this either comes to their senses and turns themselves in, or if people are just diligent and report this," the mother said.

No description of the suspect or other details have been released.

KTLA's Derrick Clemons and Brian Day contributed to this report. 

 

 

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