Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Shooting Death Of West Hollywood Woman May Be Connected To Nearby Suicide

We need to hear from you.
Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

A woman was fatally shot Tuesday night in a residential area of West Hollywood in what may have been a murder-suicide. City News Service reports that authorities are investigating whether the woman's murder may be linked to the suicide of man who was found dead later that night in a vehicle parked about a mile away.

The woman, who has not been publicly identified, was shot in her upper torso at approximately 8:43 p.m. Tuesday on Rosewood Avenue near Robertson and Beverly boulevards. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the call and pronounced her dead at the scene, according to a statement from the department.

A little over an hour later, a man was found dead in a car parked on South Croft Avenue just east of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. ABC 7 reports that the man was found in the driver's seat of a rented SUV dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. ABC 7 reports that the deceased, who were both in their 20s, may have been a recently broken up couple, although Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Sheriff's Information Bureau told LAist that she didn't yet have any information on whether or not detectives were connecting the cases.

Most Read