Koretown marker. Photo via [Public Domain] Wikimedia Commons
Koretown marker. Photo via [Public Domain] Wikimedia Commons

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

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