LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two young sisters in the back seat of their parents’ car witnessed their mother being shot to death in a drive-by gang shooting in South Los Angeles, according to the LAPD.

A car pulled up to 83rd Street and South Central Avenue just before midnight Sunday. The passenger then fired into the victim’s car. Her husband was wounded and is expected to survive. The bullets missed the girls, Los Angeles police Sgt. Thomas Bojorquez said.

“The mother was in the front passenger seat and the father was driving. The children, ages 3 and 5-years-old, were in the back seat when the shooting happened,” Bojorquez said.

The 5-year-old child suffered cuts from broken glass, but the 3-year-old was unhurt, Bojorquez said.

The father drove another couple of blocks and pulled into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven to call 911.

A description of the killer or the suspect vehicle was not available.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call the LAPD’s 77th Street Division at (213) 485-4164.

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