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LAPD looking for gunman who killed pregnant woman

May 12, 2010 |  4:26 pm

Los Angeles police were looking for leads Wednesday in the May 5 slaying of a 26-year-old pregnant woman who was sitting in a car in a neighborhood near Robertson Boulevard when a gunman opened fire on several people.

Jana Collins, who had recently married, was struck by a bullet apparently intended for someone else, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPD detectives said the intended target was probably Collins' husband, who police said is a suspected gang member. Neighbors said the couple regularly visited friends on the street, where police said two attackers drove up in an SUV before one of them opened fire on several people near Collins' vehicle.

Police have scheduled a town hall meeting to discuss the slaying and other crime issues in the neighborhood, where several gangs operate. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Shenandoah Street Elementary School at 2450 S. Shenandoah St.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mike Pelletier at (310) 444-1520.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Video: Resident talks about the slaying. Credit: Robert Lopez

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