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Gunman shoots at driver who struck, killed woman in South L.A.

Deputies are looking for a gunman they say fired shots at the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a woman Saturday night in an unincorporated area of South Los Angeles.

The driver of a Mazda was heading south on Western Avenue near 108th Avenue when she struck the pedestrian just before 9:15 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol. The impact sent the victim into the northbound lanes of the road, where she was hit by another vehicle.

The pedestrian, identified as 28-year-old Alexis Brooks of Los Angeles, died at the scene, CHP said.

At some point soon after the crash, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said a man fired at the driver of the Mazda, identified by CHP as 37-year-old Keetha Knox.

"She drove home and called the police," said Sgt. Michael Strickland of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's South Los Angeles station.

No injuries were reported.

Shell casings were found at the scene, Strickland said. No suspect description was available.

No arrests were made in the traffic collision, which was still being investigated Sunday morning by California Highway Patrol.


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