: 6700 Block Of Sunset Boulevard, Fatal Shooting, Hollywood, Las Palmas Avenue, McCadden Avenue, Sunset Boulevard
HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Police Monday were investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a woman in Hollywood.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were sent shortly after midnight to the 6700 block of Sunset Boulevard for reports of a shooting victim.
Upon their arrival, police located a woman in her early 30s lying on a sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to her head.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
CBS2/KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen later confirmed the victim’s name is Carrie Melvin. Her age was not immediately known.
Authorities have identified the victim as (Photo courtesy Jeff Nguyen)
Authorities have reportedly identified the victim as Carrie Melvin. (Photo courtesy Jeff Nguyen)
A preliminary investigation revealed the victim, who had a job working online or in social media, walked with her live-in boyfriend to get something to eat when a suspect came up behind them and shot her once.
The suspect then ran to a smaller dark or black car about a half-block away and fled, according to LAPD West Bureau detective John Skaggs.
Investigators say no words were exchanged during the attack, which they do not believe was random.
“The suspect approached from behind and shot her. She collapsed and died at the scene,” Skaggs said, adding that police have spoken to the victim’s boyfriend.
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