LYNWOOD (CBSLA) — Police are searching for a woman they say shot a man to death behind a 24-hour coin laundromat early Tuesday in Lynwood.

The shooting was reported at 2:25 a.m. at the Free Dry Coin Laundry, 11904 Long Beach Blvd. At the time of the shooting, the laundromat was open for business and several people were inside doing their laundry.

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Detectives say a woman and a man, both described as Hispanic, were arguing outside the laundromat when she pulled a gun and shot him several times.

Security video shows the woman getting into a light-colored SUV, going north on Long Beach and making a U-turn. She was last seen going south on Long Beach.

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The man, later identified by friends as Emilio Alejandre of Compton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Crime scene investigators say they have recovered what appeared to be a sharp object next to the victim’s body.

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Detectives say they have not yet determined whether the shooting was a domestic dispute because it’s not known yet how the suspect and Alejadre know each other.

Angelica Sanchez, who said she was a friend of Alejandre, said he had just gotten out of jail and was trying to turn his life around.

“I’m hurt, I’m really hurt, cause he would talk to me a lot about how he wanted to change and get away from things and be normal,” she said.

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