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Suspect detained in Torrance shooting death [Updated]

A man was in custody Saturday in connection with the shooting death of a 33-year-old woman in an unincorporated area of Torrance.

Authorities responding to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 900 block of Gastine Street found the woman about 10:25 p.m. Friday inside a house with a gunshot wound to her upper torso, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. said. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Detectives detained a 30-year-old man at the house. The suspected murder weapon was recovered at the scene. No other information was given.

[Updated at 6:45 p.m.: Since January 2007, four other homicides have taken place within a mile of the death reported Friday, according to data collected for The Times interactive Homicide Report.]

-- Corina Knoll

Click to visit The Times' interactive Homicide Report

 
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