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Ronni Chasen Murder a Car-to-Car Shooting, No Motive or Suspects Identified Yet

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Detectives in Beverly Hills are working around the clock to ascertain who killed Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen, and while they have released information about new details in the shocking murder, they have not yet determined a motive nor identified suspects, according to LA Now.

Chasen, found in her crashed Mercedes-Benz suffering from multiple gunshots to the torso, was the victim of a car-to-car-shooting, say investigators, "with the assailant firing into the passenger-side window" of her vehicle.

Investigators "believe that the bullets came from a high angle, perhaps from an SUV or other tall vehicle," reports ABC7. "It would also explain why no bullet casings were ever found anywhere near the scene."

Now the detectives are trying to figure out if Chasen was shot in an intersection, or closer to where her vehicle ultimately crashed into a utility pole. Earlier this week the investigation turned to any surveillance footage from homes or businesses obtained along Chasen's route on Sunset Boulevard that might reveal what led up to her brutal killing.