Woman Killed, 10-Year-Old Girl Wounded in South L.A. Shooting

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A shooting in South Los Angeles left a woman dead and a 10-year-old girl wounded on Friday afternoon, police said.

Police investigate a shooting that left a woman and a girl wounded near 60th and Hoover streets in South Los Angeles on April 26, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)
Police investigate a shooting that left a woman and a girl wounded near 60th and Hoover streets in South Los Angeles on April 26, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

The shooting was reported about 6:20 p.m. at Hoover and 60th streets, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said.

A woman suffered a gunshot wound to her head, and the young girl was shot in the leg or back, police said. The woman, who was estimated to be about 20 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene in a car. The girl was hospitalized in stable condition.

The wounded girl was believed to have been a bystander caught in the crossfire of the shooting while walking in a crosswalk, investigators said.

The attackers, initially described only as two men, were believed to have sped away in a white GMC Suburban.

Police evidence markers sit at the corner of 63rd and Hoover streets in South Los Angeles following a shooting that left a woman dead and a 10-year-old girl wounded. (Credit: KTLA)
Police evidence markers sit at the corner of 63rd and Hoover streets in South Los Angeles following a shooting that left a woman dead and a 10-year-old girl wounded. (Credit: KTLA)

Aerial footage from Sky5 shows a blue canopy set up over a black car, which was stopped in a residential driveway.

No further details were available.

Anyone with information can reach the LAPD at 877-527-3247. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

KTLA’s Nidia Becerra contributed to this report.

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