Woman Murdered and Dog Shot During Attempted Carjacking in Koreatown

January 9, 2021

KOREATOWN, Los Angeles—A woman was fatally shot and her dog was wounded after a possible attempted carjacking early Saturday morning in Koreatown, according to ABC 7 News.

Police officers responded shortly after 1 am to a report of a shooting near the intersection of Council Street and Mariposa Avenue, stated Lt. John Radtake of the Los Angeles Police Department.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a woman being treated by good Samaritans, however, she ultimately succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Her dog was taken to a veterinary hospital and is expected to survive.

Witnesses told investigators that the woman had been visiting someone around the area and was approached by a gunman as she was walking back to her car, according to ABC 7 News.

The shooter is described only as a man in his 20s wearing all black clothing. He remains at large.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the LAPD’s West Bureau homicide unit at (213) 382-9470.

Feature Screenshot via ABC 7 News

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