Hollywood residents talk crime after woman's fatal shooting

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A group of Hollywood residents, business owners and other community members gathered Saturday to discuss quality of life issues in the neighborhood about a week after the apparently random shooting of a 30-year-old woman.

From parking and development to homelessness and crime, people came together to talk about the problems and possible solutions.

Los Angeles police officers were on hand to discuss the deadly shooting of Carrie Jean Melvin, who was walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood when she was shot and killed. No arrests have been made.

"Everybody's very concerned about that. They're not sure if it was a hit or a random killing, but we're all concerned. What's really brought that to light is the crime and how it's increased here in Hollywood," said Jacquie Shabel with Hollywood Alliance.

Grassroots organization Hollywood Alliance focused on the issue of rapid development in Hollywood, which they say is hurting their community.

The group hopes to put together a plan of action to address the issues moving forward.
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