LAPD looks for leads in slaying of Glassell Park woman
Nichole Zuniga was gunned down about 9 p.m. Monday in the 3200 block of Verdugo Road, the Los Angeles Police Department said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 21-year-old man, identified by the LAPD as Michael Cortes, was wounded in the shooting and taken to a local hospital. He was listed Tuesday in critical condition.
Detectives believe the two victims were friends but had not established a motive for the attack.
Since January 2007, at least 39 homicides have been reported within 2 miles of the scene, according to The Times Homicide Report database.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 344-5744.
— Robert J. Lopez
Map shows homicides reported within 2 miles of Monday's crime scene. Credit: Times Homicide Report