Authorities identify woman gunned down on Christmas night in South Los Angeles
The woman killed in a Christmas night shooting outside a friend’s house in South Los Angeles has been identified as 25-year-old Kashmier James, according to Los Angeles County coroner's Investigator Robert Fierro.
The woman was leaving her car near the intersection of 85th Street and Western Avenue about 10:30 p.m. when two men in a blue Chevrolet Tahoe approached and fired nine shots at her, striking her in the head, L.A. police said.
Police are treating the shooting as gang-related. Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call LAPD detectives at (213) 485-4175.
Since January 2007, at least 137 homicides were reported within two miles of the shooting scene, according to a database compiled by the Los Angeles Times' Homicide Report.
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Map: Shows location of Saturday's shooting in purple, as well as 137 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report