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Asha Donnell Jenkins, 37

Asha Donnell Jenkins, a 37-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Thursday, Dec. 25, in the 1400 block of West 154th Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m., L.A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a home regarding a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, according to a news release from the department.

Deputies found Jenkins wounded, and she was pronounced dead at 7:41 p.m. at the scene.

Authorities said that the gunshot's origin is unknown, but the bullets came through a window into the house.

Jenkins, who was from Utah, was visiting family in Compton, family members told KUTV.

Family said that Jenkins moved to Utah to escape gun violence in Compton.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times Staff

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