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Published on April 21, 2024
UPDATE: Woman Fatally Shot in Early Morning El Monte Incident; Authorities Seek WitnessesSource: Google Street View

UPDATE: An early morning shooting in El Monte has ended fatally for a woman, with detectives now hunting for clues. The incident took place on the 3800 block of Penn Mar Avenue, shortly before the clock struck 4 a.m., on April 20, according to the Los AngeleLASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau.

Arriving officers discovered the female victim, a Hispanic woman in her early forties, dead from gunshot wounds to the upper torso. "Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators are continuing to assist the El Monte Police Department with their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death," the Sheriff's Information Bureau stated.

As the El Monte neighborhood copes with the shock of this violent act, authorities are reaching out to the public for assistance. The identity of the victim is yet to be made public, and details about the shooter remain unknown. A statement by Hoodline emphasizes the appeal for community help in the case: "Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500."

Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or use their smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, as indicated by the Sheriff's Information Bureau. The case, its investigative threads hanging loose in the grip of an unsettled community, remains ongoing