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Gunman killed Westlake woman 'for no apparent reason,' police say

December 13, 2012 |  7:03 pm

Approximate location of shooting shown in black.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help as they search for a gunman they say fatally shot a Westlake woman Tuesday night.

Witnesses told police that a gunman got out of a dark-colored sedan near 8th and Coronado streets around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday. He approached Lorri Ann Anderson, 51, and shot her multiple times “for no apparent reason,” Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman said. He then got back in his vehicle and drove away.  

Anderson was taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, Eisenman said. Eisenman added that the motive for the shooting remains unclear.

According to the L.A. Times Homicide Report, 144 other homicides have occurred within a two-mile radius of 8th and Coronado streets since Jan. 1, 2007.   

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Det. Christopher Linscomb at (213) 484-3639.

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Image: A map shows in black the approximate location of a shooting in Westlake. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.

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