Man sought after fatally shooting woman, wounding dog inside her car in Koreatown: LAPD

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A man fatally shot a woman and wounded her dog inside her car in Koreatown early Saturday then fled, authorities said.

The incident happened in the area of Mariposa Avenue and Council Street around 1:10 a.m., according to LAPD.

A man in his 20s approached a vehicle on foot and fired inside, killing the occupant, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He fled south on Mariposa Avenue toward First Street, LAPD said.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the victim as 38-year-old Katherine McNally. Police had previously described her as being 37.

Her dog was also found suffering from a gunshot wound and was expected to survive.

Witnesses told officers the woman was seen walking to her vehicle, and the man approached and shot her as she got in the car, according to the Police Department.

The shooter remained outstanding as of 5 p.m., LAPD said. A motive remained unclear.

Police described the gunman as being as Black man in his 20s, last seen wearing dark clothing.

Officials provided no further information about the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s West Bureau Homicide Detectives at 213-382-9470 or 877-527-3247. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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