SUV crashes into children's museum after driver fatally shot in Lake View Terrace

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A person was shot and killed inside an SUV in Lake View Terrace, sending the vehicle crashing into the back of the Discovery Cube children's museum, police said. (KABC)

A person was shot and killed inside an SUV in Lake View Terrace, sending the vehicle crashing into the back of a children's museum, police said.

The shooting was reported around 2:20 p.m. at Osborne Street and Foothill Boulevard.

Police said an unknown suspect shot at a person inside the SUV, causing it to crash into the side of the building housing the Discovery Cube children's science museum.

The suspect was last seen heading northbound in a white truck. No detailed description was immediately available.

No injuries at the museum were reported. The crash was near the back of the building.

Witness Xiantoni Lynch, who lives across the street, shared cellphone video that showed the crash.

"I heard a boom, you know, it sounded like an 18-wheeler had overcorrected," she said.

Los Angeles police also shared photos from a neighbor's home surveillance camera that show a sedan the shooter drove off in. Authorities are unsure of the make and model.

"There was a traffic collision as a result of this, so we do have a woman that was involved in the crash not injured," Cpt. Aaron Ponce said.

The woman's statements are now part of the investigation.

Authorities did not recover any weapons and it is unclear what sparked the shooting.

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