Gunman Sought in Fatal Shooting of Woman Inside Car in Harbor Gateway

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Police were searching Tuesday for a man who opened fire on a car, killing a young woman inside in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The incident happened about 11:30 a.m. The woman and a witness were in a vehicle driving northbound on South Ainsworth Street near West 155th Street at about 11:20 a.m. when they were approached by a man who exited a nearby vehicle, according to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Two others, including a toddler, were inside the car when someone opened fire. LAPD Capt. Adrian Gonzalez said a 2-year-old child was in the backseat was not injured.

The woman managed to get to the nearby major intersection before she died from her injuries.

Police were trying to determine whether the woman was the intended target or if the gunman was shooting at the other person in the car.

The LA County coroner's office identified the woman late Tuesday night as 30-year-old Serenity Gershon of Venice.

Editor's note: The location in this article has been updated.

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