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Authorities identify woman shot near Montrose apartment

Authorities identify woman shot near Montrose apartment
A woman was murdered the evening of Aug. 8 as she arrived home into one of these garages, on the 2900 block of Montrose Ave. Investigators believe the woman was targeted. (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

Police are investigating the homicide of a woman who was found shot outside her apartment complex in Montrose late Tuesday night.

The Glendale Police Department received multiple reports of gunfire in the 2900 block of Montrose Avenue around 8:40 p.m., said Sgt. Robert William, a department spokesman.

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Responding officers discovered 67-year-old Hy Soon Oh down near a vehicle parked in an open carport area of the apartment complex.

She had sustained what appeared to be a single gunshot wound, according to William.

"The woman was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead," he said.

William said witnesses described seeing what might have been a black man fleeing the scene in an unknown vehicle.

William said investigators believe it was not a random shooting, and Oh was possibly targeted for a robbery as she was returning home from her business.

"Because the crime happened somewhat in a confined area, away from public view, we don't believe this was a random act," William said.

A section of Montrose Avenue between La Crescenta and Ramsdell avenues was cordoned off for several hours as investigators processed the scene. Incoming traffic was redirected from the area and residents were only allowed through by foot.

Glendale Police patrol the area where a woman was murdered Aug. 8 on the 2900 block of Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta.
Glendale Police patrol the area where a woman was murdered Aug. 8 on the 2900 block of Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)

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UPDATES:

10:40 a.m.: This article was updated with the woman's name and age.

This article was originally published at 12:20 a.m.

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