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Ronni Chasen slaying: Detectives review 911 calls as they seek location of shooting

November 18, 2010 |  4:55 pm

ChasenDetectives investigating the slaying of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen are examining 911 calls made around the time she was shot in hopes of determining precisely where the attack occurred.

Chasen was shot while driving her Mercedes home from a movie premiere after-party on Tuesday morning around the intersection of Whittier Drive and Sunset Boulevard.

Lt. Tony Lee of the Beverly Hills Police Department said officials have not concluded whether she was shot at the intersection or closer to where her car crashed into a light pole near Whittier and Greenway Drive.

"As far as where the shooting occurred exactly, our detectives are trying to determine whether it occurred at the intersection or the site of the crash," he said. "We just don't know at this time."

Several residents dialed 911 at the time of the attack. The first call, from a resident living near Sunset and Benedict Canyon Drive, reported a gunshot. Moments later, more 911 calls came in reporting shots heard several blocks to the west, near Wilshire and Whittier Drive. Another resident called 911 to report hearing the car crash into the light pole.

Detectives are studying these calls and looking for surveillance tapes that might shed light on the case. There are currently no suspects or motive.

"Our invesigators are still working this around the clock," Lee said.


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