LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – A woman was shot to death on a sidewalk near the downtown Long Beach courthouse Thursday morning.

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Just before 8 a.m., a woman was found with a gunshot wound to her chest in the 300 block of Magnolia Boulevard, outside the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, a Long Beach police spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy told CBS2.

Long Beach firefighters were initially called to the scene, and then dispatched for police when they realized she had been shot. The woman was rushed to a hospital, where she died. Her name was not released.

According to police, a man was seen leaving the area on foot and was described as a possible suspect.

Evidence led investigators to a home in the 300 block of Daisy Avenue, where officers served a search warrant and a SWAT team was subsequently called in, Long Beach Police Department Public Information Officer Shaunna Dandoy said.

According to Dandoy, nearby homes were evacuated and people in the area were urged to stay inside.

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Magnolia Boulevard was shut down in both directions as of 10:30 a.m. while homicide detectives investigate.

According to reports, loud bangs were heard coming from the home at about 5:50 p.m.

The SWAT team made entry but no one was found inside and all evacuations and street closures were lifted, Dandoy said.

Anyone with information should call police at 562-435-6711.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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