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Latorria Westbrook, 26

Latorria Westbrook (2013-07-19)

Latorria Westbrook, a 26-year-old black woman, was fatally wounded Friday, July 19, in the 500 block of West 95th Street in Vermont Vista, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.

Westbrook was walking from a store to see some friends at 11:37 p.m. and stopped to talk to people, said Los Angeles Police Det. Supervisor Rick Gordon.

A car pulled alongside her and a gunman fired several shots, Gordon said.

She died on the sidewalk at 11:55 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Gordon said Westbrook did not have any gang ties. He said at least two people were in the car, which was described as a lighter-colored sedan.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the criminal gang homicide division at (213) 485-1383. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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