Authorities are searching for a gunman following a crash and shooting that left a woman dead in Paramount early Tuesday morning.
The incident was initially reported about 1:50 a.m. as a crash into an embankment just off the 710 Freeway at Rosecrans Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log.
Arriving officers found an adult woman with an apparent gunshot wound, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Barry Hall said.
The victim, described as a woman in her 20s or 30s, was removed from the vehicle by officers who attempted life-saving measures. Paramedics later arrived at the scene and pronounced the woman dead, the Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.
A witness told investigators a male was seen running from the scene.
Authorities believe the driver was traveling north on the 710 Freeway when an altercation between the suspect and victim occurred inside the vehicle.
The driver lost control and crashed, causing significant damage to the vehicle, Hall said.
Video showed showed crime scene tape around a badly damaged vehicle as the investigation was getting underway.
No description of the suspect was given.
A firearm was found outside the vehicle, Hall said.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.