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Despite publicity, grandmother's killing prompts not a single tip to police

December 18, 2010 |  2:17 pm

Gwen Taylor, 61, was killed Dec. 11 in Inglewood by bullets aimed at a teenage boy, police said.

Inglewood police are still investigating the case of a woman killed in front of her grandchildren at an Inglewood park Dec. 11, adding they've received no tips from the public in the high-profile case.

Times columnist Sandy Banks looked at the the case, saying it reminded her of a 13-year-old killing of a boy at another Inglewood Park:

Police aren't certain yet that last Saturday's shooting of Gwen Taylor was gang-related. "But that's the way we're looking at it now," said Inglewood Police Sgt. Brian Spencer. "We know she was leaving the park and was in no way involved in anything that had to do with the shots being fired."

The 61-year-old grandmother was killed by stray bullets aimed at a teenage boy who ducked behind a car, police said. She had just loaded her grandkids' toys in the car, after the family's annual Christmas dinner with her husband's military buddies. Spencer said police have not received a single call about the crime. "Nothing to WeTip or Crimestoppers," he said. "Someone witnessed something. Maybe they recognize the guy from the neighborhood; they saw someone running from the park. We need someone to come forward. It's difficult to make a case without that kind of help."

Read Banks' full column here and tell her what you think.

Photo: Gwen Taylor