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Linda Louise Newson, 58

Linda Louise Newson (2010-05-19)

Linda Newson, a 58-year-old black woman, was shot to death Wednesday, May 19, in the 1400 block of East Florence Avenue in Florence-Firestone, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Newson, a transient living in her car, was working on her vehicle about 8:30 p.m. when an unknown assailant approached and shot her in the head, said L.A. County sheriff's Det. Richard Garcia, who is handling the investigation.

After the shooting, the assailant fled on foot, he said.

Authorities were called and Newson was pronounced dead at the scene, according to coroner's records.

There were several witnesses to the shooting and they described the shooter as a Latino in his 20s. Authorities believe he was a gang member.

Investigators do not have any leads in the case at this time.

Anyone with information about Newson's death is asked to contact Dets. Garcia or Ron Duvall at the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

-- Sarah Ardalani

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