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Woman survives after gunman fires 15 shots at her car in South Los Angeles

LAPD gang detectives watch as a bullet-riddled car is taken away after a woman was shot in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South L.A. early Wednesday morning.

LAPD gang detectives watch as a bullet-riddled car is taken away after a woman was shot in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South L.A. early Wednesday morning.

(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A string of violence that plagued Los Angeles over the weekend continued Wednesday with a gunman spraying more than a dozen shots at a woman who was sitting in a car in Hyde Park.

The woman was wounded but miraculously survived, and officers are looking for the gunman, said Los Angeles police Officer Aareon Jefferson.

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The woman was coming home from a club about 3 a.m. and parked her car near a driveway in the 6800 block of 11th Avenue when the gunshots rang out.

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At least 15 bullets pierced the woman’s car doors and windows, KTLA reported.

The woman, in her 40s, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital. She was in stable condition Wednesday morning, Jefferson said.

No one has been arrested in the shooting. It was unclear if the shooting was related to gang activity.

It comes a day after the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass addressed concerns about the violence that erupted over the weekend. Police said 19 people were shot, five of them fatally.

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Violent crime has risen in Los Angeles in recent months, with homicides up nearly 11% this year compared with 2014.

The recent shootings have prompted the LAPD to review its deployment of officers.

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LAPD Asst. Chief Jorge Villegas said homicides were lower in September than in August, when 39 people were killed during the deadliest month the city had seen since 2009.

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Times staff writer Kate Mather contributed to this post.

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