Authorities in Whittier are launching an investigation into a shooting that led to the abduction of a woman. 

According to the Whittier Police Department, officers responded to the parking stalls of Penn Park shortly after midnight on Sunday after a man reported that an armed suspect approached his vehicle — occupied by him and a female passenger — and fired gunshots in their direction. 

“The male witness ran from the location and upon his return, discovered blood near his vehicle and [that] his female companion was missing,” Whittier PD said.  

The missing female was identified as 19-year-old Andrea Vasquez. According to police, she is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs 103 pounds and has brownish-red hair and brown eyes. 

Andrea Vasquez as seen in an undated photo. (Whittier Police Department)

She was last seen wearing a black long-sleeve crop top, khaki pants and black low-top Converse shoes. 

Vasquez has a tattoo of the name “Edlyn” on the back of her neck, the Aries constellation on top of her right hand and a belly button piercing. 

Police are urging anyone who was at Penn Park between 11 p.m. on Saturday to 1 a.m. on Sunday to contact the Whittier Police Department on-duty watch commander at 562-567-9255. 

Information can also be reported to Detective Jose Bolanos at 562-358-8504 or Detective Tom Nordbak at 562-244-0054. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted to the department’s anonymous tip line by calling 562-567-9299.