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Shooting in Inglewood park kills woman, 61, wounds teen

December 12, 2010 |  9:03 pm

Map shows location of Saturday's shooting in purple, as well nearby homicides, in red, since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.

A 61-year-old woman was killed and a 15-year-old boy wounded by stray bullets in an Inglewood park over the weekend, police said Sunday.

The shooting took place at 4:45 pm Saturday in Rogers Park, on the 400 block of W. Beach Ave. A man opened fire on a 16-year-old boy who hid behind a parked vehicle, said Lt. Michael Marshall of the Inglewood Police Department.

Stray bullets hit the 15-year-old in the arm and the  woman in the ribcage as she was leaving the park’s building, where she had attended an event. Both victims were taken to the hospital. The teenage boy was treated and released, but the woman died after surgery, Marshall said. Police did not release her name.

Police said it appeared that the victims did not know each other.

The suspect remains at large, his motive unknown. Inglewood Police ask anyone who witnessed the shooting to contact homicide investigators at (310) 412-5246 or the department’s anonymous hotline at (888) 412-7463.

The woman’s death marked at least the 21st homicide in Inglewood this year.  Last year, there were 29 homicides in the city.

-- Jason Felch

Map: Shows location of Saturday's shooting in purple, as well as 54 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report