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Cristina Special Williams, 27

Cristina Williams, a 27-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Thursday, July 29, in the 2500 block of West 42nd Street in Leimert Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

People heard gunfire near 42nd Street and 4th Avenue about 10:45 p.m. and called police, said LAPD Criminal Gang and Homicide Det. Charles Geiger, who is handling the investigation.

When authorities arrived, they found Williams suffering from several gunshot wounds, according to coroner's records.

Williams was taken to California Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead, Geiger said.

Investigators do not have information on the circumstances leading up to Williams’ fatal shooting or a description of the suspect.

Anyone with details about the incident is asked to contact Geiger or Sean Hansen at (213) 485-1383. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

-- Sarah Ardalani

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