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Police seek woman suspected in fatal shooting of 70-year-old woman on Christmas Day

Police seek woman suspected in fatal shooting of 70-year-old woman on Christmas Day
Authorities are looking for a woman who fled the scene of a shooting in Inglewood in a black Toyota Yaris IA or Scion IA on Christmas Day. (Inglewood Police Department)

A 70-year-old woman who was shot during an attempted purse-snatching on Christmas Day died Thursday after spending days at a hospital.

Inglewood police responded to the shooting at Yukon Avenue and 104th Street about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found Lourdes Padilla lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

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Police said Padilla was walking on Yukon Avenue when a woman confronted her and tried to take her purse. During the struggle, the woman shot Padilla and then fled the scene in a black four-door 2019 Toyota Yaris IA or Scion IA with yellow paper plates. The paper plate had a “Keyes” or “Longo” Toyota logo, police said.

A friend of Padilla’s family created a GoFundMe page this week to raise money for the woman’s funeral expenses. As of Friday morning, 31 people had donated more than $1,000.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find the woman suspected in the shooting. A description of the suspect was not provided. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Det. L. Rodriguez at (310) 412-5124.

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