Fountain Valley police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old Long Beach woman this week as a possible homicide.
The woman was found Monday in a car on the corner of Amberwood Circle and Tradewinds Street, near the main thoroughfare of Slater Avenue, in Fountain Valley. She had a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
At 6:11 p.m., police responded to a call for a car accident after neighbors found the vehicle stopped across the curb. However, “by the time that police got there, it was apparent that it wasn’t a traffic collision,” said Sgt. Donald Farmer of the Fountain Valley Police Department.
Investigators believe the parties involved in the shooting were associated with one another and that there is no public threat, according to a press release. But police said they could not share any further information on the incident, citing the active investigation.
The victim’s name is being withheld until next-of-kin have been notified, police stated.
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