A woman bystander was killed by a stray bullet during a shooting attack in the Jefferson Park area Friday afternoon, Los Angeles police said.
Det. Lt. Don Richards said the incident, which may have been gang-related, began about 3:10 p.m. when a man stepped into the street at Jefferson Boulevard and Farmdale Avenue and started shooting at two young men in a car headed north on Farmdale.
The car turned east on Jefferson, glancing off an MTA bus and spinning out of control, Richards said.
The gunman continued to fire, police said, and a bullet aimed at the car struck a woman standing in front of a liquor store about a block east on Jefferson.
The woman, wounded in the chest, died a short time later at a nearby hospital, police said. Her name was not released.