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Jessica Andrea Rocha, 23

Jessica Andrea Rocha, a 23-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Wednesday, Dec. 28, near North Avenue 56 and Monte Vista Street in Highland Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 11 a.m., a person walked up to Rocha and shot her, said Det. Martee Miyakawa with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division.

Rocha was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Police believe there may have been a short conversation between Rocha and her assailant before she was shot, but it’s unknown what was said.

Witnesses told police that two people ran away toward train tracks in the area, Miyakawa said.

The woman was a former resident of the neighborhood, Miyakawa said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Northeast Division detective’s desk at (323) 561-3421. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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