Gunman Shoots and Kills Woman Near Her Home

September 19, 2009

Los Angeles: A suspect fatally shot a 47-year-old woman near her home on September 18, 2009, in South Los Angeles.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m., Rosa Maria Rees walked out of her home located in the 13500 block of South Ainsworth Street.  Just before she entered her parked 2005 Cadillac Escalade, one or more suspects approached her and opened fire, detectives said.  The woman died at the scene.

There is no suspect description and the motive for the shooting is undetermined.

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