November 22, 2018 

City News Service

 

Authorities today identified the 32-year-old woman who was fatally shot in Watts and whose alleged attacker was hospitalized and in custody following an officer-involved shooting.

 

The shootings were reported about 5:40 a.m. Sunday at 95th Street and Defiance Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

 

Shaneca Hughes of Los Angeles died, the coroner’s office.

 

The suspect, whose name was not released, was taken into custody and hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Details of the officer-involved shooting and what preceded it were sketchy, including whether the suspect was wounded by police.

 

Several people also allegedly were wounded by the suspect but survived, according to police.

 

A woman who described herself as the alleged shooter's mother said her son called her immediately after shooting some members of their family.

That woman told reporters at the scene that her son, her brother, her brother’s wife, her mother and her son’s girlfriend were in a home together when, all of a sudden, her son fired shots, hitting several people and killing one.

Category: Community


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