LOS ANGELES – A woman killed in a South Los Angeles shooting was homeless, authorities said Monday.
She was identified as 23-year-old Essence Jackson, who died in a vehicle of a gunshot wound to her back, according to the coroner’s office.
Los Angeles Police Department officers were called about 3:20 p.m. April 18 to the area of Florence and Western avenues, near Mann UCLA Community School, on reports of an assault with a deadly weapon and found the woman and a man suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the department.
Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The man was taken to a hospital with stable vital signs.
Details on what led up to the shooting were not clear, and no suspect description was available.
Anyone with information on the shooting can call the LAPD at 877-527- 3247. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.