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Victim of South Gate carjacking, shooting dies

November 12, 2010 | 12:20 pm

A woman shot during a South Gate carjacking early Friday has died, and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives are continuing to search for the man and woman suspected of stealing her sport utility vehicle.

The two are believed to still be in possession of the gray 2005 Infiniti Q56 with the license plate 6MHC829.

The victim was shot multiple times in the 2:20 a.m. carjacking, and died after being brought to a hospital, said Lt. Darren Arakawa of the Sheriff's Department.

The victim has not yet been identified, but investigators said she lived in a nearby city. She was driving north in the 8900 block of San Juan Avenue when she was carjacked, authorities said.

After she was shot, she was dragged from the SUV and left bleeding in the street, officials said.

The suspects then drove away in the SUV, heading north on San Juan and then east on Firestone Boulevard, officials said.

-- Richard Winton