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Harbor Gateway: Rosamaria Rees, 47

September 25, 2009 | 10:03 am

The location where Rosamaria Rees was shot. Click for the Harbor Gateway Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.

Rosamaria Rees, a 47-year-old Latina, died on Friday, Sept. 18, after she was shot in the 13500 block of South Ainsworth Street in Harbor Gateway, authorities said.

Rees was walking to her car on Ainsworth Street near West 135th Street about 9:05 p.m. “when an unknown suspect or suspects approached on foot and shot her,” said police spokesman Gregory Baek.

“The victim was pronounced dead at the scene,” Baek said. “The motive remains unknown and the suspects are still outstanding.”

In an interview, Rees’ husband, Allan Rees, 50, said the couple had worked together at his company, Allan Rees & Associates, which provides health services to disabled clients. Rosa Rees, he said, “worked with my nine Spanish-speaking clients.”

“Police told me there were no witnesses and that they have no leads at this time,” he added. “All we know is that a few people heard gunshots.”

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Map: The location where Rosamaria Rees was shot. Click for the Harbor Gateway Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.


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