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Monday, July 6, 2015

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Female Killed in the Hollywood Area NR15231lp

***Update ***

Hollywood: West Bureau Homicide has identified the victim as 30-year-old Carrie Jean Melvin of Hollywood.

Hollywood:
The Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left a woman in her 30s dead in Hollywood.

On July 5, 2015, around 10:12 p.m., Hollywood Area officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the area of Sunset Boulevard and McCadden Place. Officers found that a female in her 30s had been shot while walking with her companion on McCadden Place toward Sunset Boulevard when an unidentified male Black approached on foot and shot the victim. The suspect left northbound on McCadden Place in a black sedan. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The circumstances and motive for this homicide are still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting can contact West Bureau Homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637(C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters"LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOonline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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