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Porche Ledae Charles, 28

Porche Ledae Charles, a 28-year-old black woman, died Sunday, May 3, after she was shot in the 2400 block of West 62nd Street in Hyde Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Charles was at a family member’s home celebrating a birthday on May 2, said LAPD Det. Chris Barling. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., Charles was standing on the front porch, he said.

A man walked up and opened fire from the sidewalk. Charles was struck once and taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 12:29 a.m. on May 3.

Detectives are looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

FOR THE RECORD

An earlier version of this post, citing coroner's records, said Porche Charles was 30. Her family and police say she was 28.

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