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Julie Ann Kates, 46

Julie Kates, a 46-year-old white woman, died Friday, March 12, a day after she collapsed while waiting for a bus at Sunset Boulevard and Kingsley Drive in East Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Kates was waiting at a bus stop about 1:20 p.m. when she suddenly fell to the ground, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Paramedics were called to the scene and she was taken to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, where medical personnel discovered a gunshot wound to her right temple, Winter said.

Kates died at the hospital the following night at 8 p.m., Winter said.

Kates’ death is listed as a homicide, although coroner’s investigators have not completed the autopsy. LAPD detectives have not released a statement on the circumstances surrounding her death.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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