CARSON (CBSLA) — A woman was fatally shot in Carson, and sheriff’s homicide detectives named her husband as a person of interest.

The incident occurred  just after 3:30 p.m. on the 900 block of E. Joel Street, according to Deputy Dangelo Robinson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim — an adult Asian female — was pronounced dead at the scene. The unidentified woman had at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso, officials said.

Detectives have learned the victim’s husband, 68-year-old Benjamin Ramirez, was seen at the location near the time the crime occurred and was seen driving away in a 2010 silver Honda Accord 4 door with California license plate 6NIE524, Deputy Marvin Crowder said

KCAL9’s Kandiss Crone reported from the location. She said the victim was in her 60s and was found inside her home.

Relatives of the woman came to the home but were too distraught to speak to the media.

Neighbors described the area as quiet and were shocked a crime of this nature occurred in their vicinity.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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