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Ganeisha James, 36

Ganeisha James, a 36-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Sunday, March 13 in the 3800 block of South La Brea Avenue in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 4:30 a.m., James and a woman in her 30s were driving in a light-colored Chevrolet Tahoe when they became aware that they were being followed by another sedan, LAPD Det. Dave Garrido said.

James’ car pulled into a Chevron gas station and was followed by the sedan. A man in the sedan got out and had a verbal exchange with James.

James’ car then left the station, followed by the sedan. A person inside opened fire at James’ car, striking James. The other woman in the car took control and drove James to the hospital where she was pronounced dead at 5:04 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Police believe the gunman fled in a burgundy four-door sedan.

At least two men were inside the vehicle, Garrido said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Note: A previous version of this post spelled James’ name as Genisha based off preliminary information from the coroner’s office.

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