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A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed along with her unborn baby while sitting in a parked vehicle in the Wilmington neighborhood, authorities said Monday.

Arlene Leonor Rodriguez, who was seven months pregnant, was in the 1100 block of North Neptune Avenue at about 11:25 a.m. Sunday while a man she was with worked on the vehicle’s engine, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A suspect walked up and shot multiple rounds into the vehicle, striking Rodriguez and the man, police said.

The suspect fled, and paramedics took Rodriguez and the male victim to a hospital, where Rodriguez was pronounced dead, according to police. Her baby did not survive.

The male victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury and his vitals were listed as stable, police said.

Police did not have a description of the suspect, and urged anyone with information about the shooting to call Detective Coffee or Detective Tiffin at 310-726-7887 or 310-726-7884. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.

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