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Woman Shot in Sunset Park

By Lookout Staff

September 20 -- A woman was shot in the arm by a gunman who drove up in a car as she walked in Sunset Park early Saturday morning, police said.

The victim told police that she was walking in the 800 block of Pacific Street at around 3:45 a.m. when the suspect’s vehicle pulled up beside her and stopped.

The suspect attempted to talk to the victim and when she looked towards him, she noticed that he was pointing a handgun at her, police said.

“The victim turned away and began to run, when she heard a loud pop and realized she had been shot in the right arm,” said Lt. Frank Fabrega, the police department spokesman.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, with rounded shoulders, a thin long neck, an oval head and prominent features, including a large mouth, Fabrega said.

The suspect has light brown curly or wavy hair about 1 ½ to 2 inches long and is clean shaven, police said. He was wearing a light gray t-shirt.

He spoke with a slight accent and is perhaps European, police said.

The man was driving what was described as a mid-1990s Toyota, possibly a Camry sedan with power windows and minor dents and scratches on the passenger side.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Santa Monica Police at 458-8491. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip national hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

Callers who provide information leading to an arrest and conviction are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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