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Woman killed in shooting near El Monte

July 17, 2010 | 10:03 am

A woman was killed in a shooting in an unincorporated area near El Monte early Saturday, authorities said.

Deputies responded to a call shortly before 5 a.m. of a shooting in the 11400 block of Thienes Avenue, near El Monte, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

There were no further details about the shooting, Hecht said, adding that homicide detectives were on scene and continuing their investigation.

-- Ruben Vives