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Woman With Gunshot Wound Found Dead in Car After Paramount Crash

Officers responded to a car crash on Rosecrans Avenue near the northbound 710 Freeway on-ramp at about 2:15 a.m.

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A woman with a gunshot wound was found dead inside her car early Tuesday morning after crashing into a tree in Paramount.

Officers responded to a crash on Rosecrans Avenue near the northbound 710 Freeway on-ramp at about 2:15 a.m. The car had gone off the embankment and into a grass area, according to CHP.

The driver was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was not breathing, CHP said. She died at the scene.

She was identified only as a woman in her 30s.

The LA County Sheriff's Department in Compton notified the CHP about someone in the area that they were looking for possibly connected to this incident.A handgun was located just outside the car and a man was seen leaving the location, according to the sheriff's department.

It was not immediately clear when and where the woman was shot.

A woman told authorities that a man came to her home and siad he had been in crash. The man said his child was still in the vehicle, and he needed to call for help, then left the location.

It was unclear if there was a child in the car.

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