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Woman Robbed, Then Shot on 3rd Street

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Walking on 3rd Street near Kings Road Monday night around 11:20 p.m., a 31-year-old woman was approached by a twenty-something black female who demanded the victim's purse threatening to shoot her if she did not comply. The suspect, described to be 20-25 years-old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 145 pounds, wearing all dark clothing, then pulled the woman's purse off her arm and shot her in the upper torso before entering a vehicle, according to the LAPD.The victim, whose condition is unknown, was able to flag down a witness driving by in a car. That witness then followed the suspect's car a couple blocks away to an apartment building at 100 S. Flores Street, where three suspects fled the car, running through the complex. The suspects were described only as two male Blacks with dark complexions and one light complected female Black.

Wilshire Area Robbery Detectives are following several leads but are asking anyone with information about this case to call Detective Robert Palacios at (213) 922-8266. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD. Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website: All tips may remain anonymous.