A woman was found fatally shot in Riverside and police Sunday were searching for the shooter, who remains at large.

She was shot around 12:10 a.m. Friday in the backyard of a house in the 3800 block of Locust Street, according to Riverside police.

Paramedics were called to the scene but the woman died where she was found, police said. Her name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The shooter was believed to have fled the scene in a vehicle. No description of the shooter or the alleged getaway vehicle were available.

Anyone with information on this homicide was asked to call Riverside police Detective Dan Mercadefe at 951-353-7103 or Detective Bryon Adcox at 951-353-7103.

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