She apparently was attacked while stopped at a traffic light at the end of an off-ramp from the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles, police Detective Tommy Thompson said. A car pulled up alongside and someone fired about five rounds from a medium-caliber gun, he said.
It appeared Padilla was heading home from Los Angeles International Airport where she worked for Hallmark Aviation Services, officials said.
Thompson said two witnesses had given conflicting statements about the make of the suspect's vehicle. He said he was trying to locate stores with surveillance footage of the area in an attempt to gain additional clues.
Los Angeles has never been at a lack for violence, but given this recent wave of freeway shootings and the murder of Jamiel Shaw, one has to wonder if indeed the greater Los Angeles area is turning into a battlefield. One thing is for certain; LA area police are having their hands full with investigations of these crimes.
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