Officers responded shortly after 1 a.m. to a report of a shooting near the intersection of Council Street and Mariposa Avenue, said. Lt. John Radtke of the Los Angeles Police Department. They arrived to find the woman suffering from a gunshot wound and being treated by good Samaritans.
The unidentified victim, whose dog was also shot in the incident, was pronounced dead at the scene, Radtke said. The dog was taken to a veterinarian and is expected to survive.
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Witnesses told investigators that the woman had been visiting someone near the scene and was approached by the gunman as she was walking back to her car.
The shooter, described only as a man in his 20s wearing all black clothing. He remained at large.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the LAPD's West Bureau homicide unit at (213) 382-9470.