Palmdale, Calif.: Woman killed in shooting

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a woman was found shot dead in Palmdale Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 36800 block James Place, at 3:35 pm for a report on a victim to a gunshot. They found an unidentified victim who had been shot in the upper torso.

Paramedics were called to the scene and declared the woman dead.

Her age and name have not been revealed.

Detectives discovered that there was a domestic dispute within the area at the time of the shooting. Investigators are working to determine if the woman’s death is related to the domestic incident.

Anyone with information related to the woman’s death is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Online anonymous tips can be submitted at


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