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Woman slain by gunfire in Lancaster

March 2, 2010 | 10:43 pm
Detectives were investigating the circumstances involving the slaying of a woman Tuesday night in Lancaster, authorities said.

Lancaster Homicides The woman was shot at least once about 8 p.m. in the 4400 block of East 15th Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The woman was pronounced dead at a hospital, the department said. Her name was not released.

Since January 2007, at least 37 homicides have been reported in Lancaster, according to a Times database.

Homicide detectives were at the scene Monday night. Further details were not available.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Red dots show Lancaster homicides since 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times Homicide Report.