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Woman Dies After Being Shot In Head Outside Bar Near Pico And Western

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Update: Bar owner says the gunman involved in the fatal shooting was the victim's husband.

A gunman who shot and killed a 36-year-old woman standing outside of a bar by Pico Boulevard and Western Avenue over the weekend was likely aiming for someone else, police said.

Authorities are still searching for the shooter, who is still on the loose. Siria Portillo Torres was shot in the head around 8 p.m. on Saturday outside of Lupillos Bar located 1400 block of South Western Avenue, the L.A. Times reports. After she was shot, she went inside the bar and collapsed. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police that the gunman was attempting to shoot someone else, but ended up hitting Torres. "He was shooting at another possible victim who got away," Sgt. Dino Caldera of the LAPD’s Olympic Station told City News Service.

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Police describe the shooter as a man in his 30s.