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Woman fatally shot in Hollywood by man who walked up to her on sidewalk

Police early Monday were investigating the fatal shooting of a woman by a man who walked up to her in Hollywood.

The woman, who was in her 30s, was shot shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday while walking with a companion on McCadden Place toward Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Officer Matthew Ludwig said.

An unidentified male approached on foot from behind and shot the victim in the head, said Sgt. Robert...

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Authorities investigate Compton shooting

Authorities are investigating an early morning shooting in Compton that injured one man.

The shooting occurred at about 12:50 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Alameda and Cedar streets, said Lt. Marc Lucio of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Compton Station.

While two men were walking on Alameda Street, Lucio said, a vehicle pulled up next to them and fired several rounds, striking...

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LAX police end search for missing Vietnamese girls

A four-hour search for two girls who went missing at Los Angeles International Airport ended after police learned that their parents knew of their plan to separate from a tourist group visiting from Vietnam.

Authorities said they turned the case over to immigration officials.

The parents, who were still in Vietnam, were "not concerned and they asked for everything to be left alone," airport police...

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Detectives investigate Hawaiian Gardens fatal deputy-involved shooting

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal deputy-involved shooting Sunday night in a residential area of Hawaiian Gardens.

Deputies were responding to a prowler call at about 9:40 p.m. Sunday in the 12200 block of 216th Street in Hawaiian Gardens, Deputy Kelvin Moody said. The 911 caller stated that a man was knocking on their door trying to get into their home. 

When deputies...

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Illegal fireworks may have caused blaze that burned warehouses in Florence area

A blaze in the Florence area that injured four firefighters and caused more than $1 million in damage, may have been sparked by illegal fireworks, according to reports being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Three warehouses were damaged in the fire, which began about 9:40 p.m. Saturday in the 7500 block of Maie Avenue in unincorporated South Los Angeles. It took more than...

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Suspect describes how fatal San Francisco shooting unfolded

The man suspected of fatally shooting a woman at a popular tourist spot in San Francisco last week, a five-time deportee with a criminal record, has spoken to a reporter about how the shooting unfolded, where the gun came from and why he kept returning to the U.S.

Francisco Sanchez, 45, told the Bay Area’s ABC7 News that he accidentally killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle at Pier 14 on Wednesday after...

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