Monica Nicole Ruiz, a 31-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Thursday, Aug. 31, in the 300 block of West D Street in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
A vehicle described as a gray or silver sedan drove by a two-story apartment complex about 8:50 p.m., and a person inside the vehicle opened fire at a group of people standing out front, Los Angeles Police Officer Jeffrey Tiffin said.
A female relative of Ruiz’s was shot in the shoulder, Tiffin said.
The vehicle, which was traveling south on Island Avenue, then turned around, and within minutes, a person shot at the group again, Tiffin said.
Ruiz, who was helping her relative, was struck by gunfire. Both of the women were taken to a hospital.
Ruiz was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m. The other woman is expected to survive her injuries.
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