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Police Investigating Gunshot Death in Hermosa

Police say the death is being investigated as a suicide.

The Hermosa Beach Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department are investigating the death of an unidentified woman from a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday at 638 Eighth Street in Hermosa Beach, according to police.

Hermosa Beach Police Sgt. Bob Higgins said that the L.A. Sheriffs Department routinely investigates possible homicides that occur in Hermosa Beach and deputies are currently gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses at the home.

The incident led to the closure of the eastbound lane of Eight Street at Ardmore Avenue as officers investigated the scene.

According to a neighbor, the residents of the home where the death occurred just recently moved into the neighborhood.  Although the neighbor said he didn't know the residents personally, he described them as "younger."

Check back with Hermosa Beach Patch as more information becomes available.


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