INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — One woman was killed and her brother wounded in a shooting in broad daylight in Inglewood.
Officials said the suspect drove up next to the two victims and opened fire.
The shooting occurred on Crenshaw Boulevard near 107th Street just after 2:30 p.m.
When police arrived at the scene, they found a car riddled with bullets and a woman shot to death.
KCAL9’s Louisa Hodge spoke to the female victim’s sister. She identified the deceased as 30-year-old Pia Porter.
The woman’s sister said her sibling was attending a local college and just shy of graduating with an aim at going to nursing school. She also said Pia took care of her son as if he were her own.
The woman also said Pia’s 24-year-old brother was helping her jump start her car when the shooting took place.
“I heard the gunshots, there were about six of them,” said Yahne Porter.
Police told Hodge the victim’s brother. Trandis Porter, was shot in the leg three times but he is expected to make a full recovery.
Authorities reportedly detained a man with a gun who was seen nearby but released him after determining he was not involved in the murder.
Neighbors told Hodge they believed the shooting might be gang related but police could not confirm that nor a motive for the crime.
Police said the suspects fled in their vehicle southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard and then eastbound on 108th Street.
Anyone with information about the murder is asked to contact Inglewood Police at (310) 412-5240. A 24-hour anonymous hotline number can be reached by calling (888) 41-CRIME or (888) 412-7463.