Masked gunman attacks woman in Westchester

LOS ANGELES Authorities said the woman had baked cookies for a neighbor in the 8100 block of Westlawn Avenue, and she left her door unlocked as she went next door to drop them off at about 11:20 p.m.

When she returned to the house about 15 minutes later, she sat down to watch TV when the suspect, wearing a ski mask, confronted her.

"A struggle ensued in which she was pushed to the ground, and one round was fired at her," said /*LAPD*/ Det. Scott Walton.

The shot missed the woman and hit the garage door, Walton said.

The fight woke the woman's husband, who scared the gunman away. He fled with about $200 in cash. Police canvassed the neighborhood but were unable to find the suspect.

The suspect was seen leaving in an older model, light-colored vehicle, possibly a Thunderbird.

Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD Pacific Station at (310) 482-6334.

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