Two women killed in downtown LA in separate homicides

Two women were killed in downtown Los Angeles early Sunday in separate homicides that occurred just blocks from each other, police said.

Police had few details of the crimes and were unable to identify the women or say whether the incidents – one a stabbing, the other a shooting – were related.

The first murder was called at 1:51 a.m. from the 300 block of South Main Street, a few blocks from City Hall, police said. An unidentified woman in her 30s, who may have been homeless, had been stabbed and pronounced dead at the scene.

Two hours later, police responded to a call about a shooting on 5th and Wall streets, a few blocks southeast of the stabbing, authorities said. They found a woman in her 30s or 40s, possibly also homeless, shot dead in a car.

No arrests were made in either incident.

Both incidents are being investigated by Los Angeles Police Department Central Bureau Homicide Detectives, according to police spokesman Drake Madison.

Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office officials said they had no further information about the deaths or the identification of the victims.

Los Angeles Times

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