A transgender person was shot in Koreatown early Thursday during a robbery and died at a hospital, authorities said.
The crime occurred about 3 a.m. in the 600 block of North Kenmore Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. The victim was apparently shot as the result of a robbery gone wrong, said LAPD Lt. Joe Losorelli of the Rampart Station.
“During the robbery there was a struggle, shots were fired and the victim was struck in the head,” Losorelli said, adding that two or three suspects apparently were involved and remain at large.
A purse was found at the scene.
The victim, who died at a hospital, was in her 40s and from Pasadena, said coroner’s Chief Craig Harvey, who withheld identification pending notification of relatives.
—City News Service