During the struggle, the suspect shot the woman in the arm and ran with her purse. Paramedics rushed the woman to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was described as a thin-build, male Hispanic between 20 to 35 years of age. He stood 5 foot 8 inches and was last seen wearing a dark-blue, hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call Northeast Division robbery detectives at 213-847-4270. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.