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A woman was shot and killed in Carson early Saturday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said.

The woman was walking west on Carson Street near Santa Fe Avenue about 12:10 a.m. when she was shot from behind by an unknown assailant.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. She has not been identified.

Authorities had no description of the shooter and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500.