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Woman killed in Whittier mall shooting

Police officers outside a Kohl's department store in Whittier
Police officers outside a Kohl’s department store in Whittier, where a shooting left one woman dead Tuesday night.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A gunman opened fire inside a department store in Whittier on Tuesday night, killing a woman, police said.

The Whittier Police Department responded to reports of a shooting at a Kohl’s at the Whittwood Town Center at 5:30 p.m., according to a watch commander.

The commander, who would not disclose his full name, said that no one is actively shooting but added that the gunman is not in custody.

Store employees stand outside the Kohl's  in Whittier, where a shooting resulted in a fatality
Store employees stand outside the Kohl’s in Whittier, where a shooting resulted in a fatality Tuesday night.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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“We don’t believe he is [inside the mall] but are acting as if he may be,” he said.

The watch commander said the woman who was shot was pronounced dead at the scene. He believed there were no other injuries.

He said officials were told there was a domestic relationship between the victim and the gunman.

On Facebook, the department urged people to stay away from the area.


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