Woman Reportedly Found Shot to Death in Middle of Riverside Street

A woman was found shot to death on a quiet Riverside Street was identified as Hassan Ashanti, City News Service reported.

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012  |  Updated 12:08 PM PDT
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Motive Sought in Riverside Shooting

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It happened Thursday around 3:20 p.m. outside the Penn Mart Shopping Center in New Castle.

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A Riverside woman was found shot to death in the middle of a street in a quiet residential neighborhood just west of Riverside Community College, and officers today said they seek both a motive for the crime, and the identity of the shooter, City News Service reported Sunday.

Hassan Ashanti, 29, was shot at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of Prospect Avenue, Riverside police said.

Paramedics pronounced Ashanti dead at the scene at about 9:55 p.m., according to the county coroner.

``The suspect and motive for the shooting are unknown at this point,'' Sgt. Dan Russell said. ``Homicide investigators responded and were assisted in their investigation by personnel from the Forensic Unit.''

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