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Candice Altamirano, 27 [Update]

Candice Altamirano, a 27-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 2, in the 3700 block of Nicolet Avenue in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Altamirano was driving a car about 3:15 a.m. when an unknown person walked up and shot her.

The victim was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:02 a.m.

[Updated Dec. 12: Homicide Det. Kenneth White, who is handling the investigation, said no arrests have been made. Investigators do not know if there is more than one suspect in connection with the killing.

White said the victim was discovered injured by her friends. She was not a gang member, he said.]

Anyone with information about the killing or the identity of the shooter(s) is asked to contact Det. White or Eloy Ochoa at the LAPD Criminal Gang & Homicide Division at (213) 485-1383. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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