GLENDALE, Calif. - A homicide investigation continued in the Montrose neighborhood of Glendale after a 67-year-old woman was found shot to death at an apartment complex.
Officers responded to a call of possible shots fired in the 2900 block of Montrose Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Glendale Police Department. When police arrived, a woman was found dead near a car in an open carport area, authorities said.
The woman was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified her as Hye Soon Oh of Glendale. An autopsy is pending.
The deceased woman, a resident of the apartment complex, was located in an area near her garage. Neighbors believe she drove in, and someone possibly followed her. The victim and her husband own a clothing business in Lynwood, neighbors said, and she would often buy items in downtown Los Angeles.
"We just heard a big bang, and that was it, but we thought the neighbor had dropped something because they were cooking," said Helen Salas, an area resident.
The male suspect fled the scene in a vehicle and remained on the loose, authorities said. There was no description provided for the suspect.
"At this point of the investigation, detectives believe the victim was likely targeted for a robbery after she was returning home from her place of business," police said in a statement.
Police do not know if the suspect took anything from the victim.
The investigation was ongoing. If you have any relevant information about this case, you're urged to contact the Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-4911.