Investigation Underway After Woman Found Shot to Death in West Hollywood

A Pacific Palisades man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and then took his own life, authorities said Wednesday.

Whitney Jade Washuta was shot in the upper body at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday in the 8700 block of Rosewood Avenue, near Robertson and Beverly boulevards. The 25-year-old West Hollywood resident died at the scene, said coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Washuta's ex-boyfriend, identified as Kyle Patrick Ramsey, 27, of Pacific Palisades, was found dead about 10:10 p.m. Tuesday in a vehicle in the 100 block of South Croft Avenue in the city of Los Angeles, Winter said.

The death was classified as a suicide, he said, adding that an autopsy was pending.

A handgun was found in Ramsey's hand by LAPD detectives who were subsequently contacted by sheriff's detectives, who took over the investigation.

"This is a tragedy for everybody, particularly for the families," sheriff's Detective Bob Kenney said.

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