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Jane Doe #72, 55

Jane Doe #72, a 55-year-old Asian woman, was fatally shot Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the 15800 block of South Normandie Avenue in Gardena, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Police said Doe was discovered Wednesday evening lying in the front entrance to an upstairs apartment. She was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she underwent surgery but later died.

Coroner's records show she died from a gunshot wound to the head.

A male, later identified as Won Chin, a 52-year-old Asian man, was also found just inside the apartment and died at the scene.

It's believed Chin shot Doe before committing suicide, said Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Dietz said that it was unclear how the two were related and that authorities were continuing to try to determine a motive.

Anyone with information about the shootings can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Matt Stevens

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