COMPTON (CBSLA) — The family of a 28-year-old Asian American woman who was fatally shot in Compton will call on authorities to conduct a hate-crime investigation.
Lt. Dean of the Sheriff-Homicide unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department said the incident does not appear to be racially motivated.
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The victim, identified as Sia Marie Xiong, was fatally shot Saturday just before 6 a.m. in the 1600 block of E. Kay Street. When officials responded to a shot fired call, they located the woman who was taken to a hospital. She died there.
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An investigation is underway.
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Anyone with information about this incident was asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.