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A young man was in custody Wednesday for allegedly shooting a woman who was found dead in a car in the Glassell Park area.

Alexis Madera, 18, was booked on suspicion of murder and was being held on $1 million bail, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The body 31-year-old Desiree Ramirez of Los Angeles was discovered about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday in a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 3200 block of Isabel Drive. She had been shot in the upper body.

Madera was arrested on Tuesday afternoon.

Police did not offer a motive for the crime.

John Kavanaugh, 80, said the neighborhood where he’s lived most of his life has been plagued by violence.

“I heard nothing overnight, but that’s nothing unusual because almost constantly we have problems in this area, all the time,” he said Tuesday. “We do not have control of our community here.”

—City News Service

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