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(LOS ANGELES) — A gunman shot and killed a woman in Hollywood, and the shooter’s motive remains unclear, authorities said.

The shooting happened after 10 p.m. Sunday near Sunset Boulevard.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide division identified the victim in a media release as Carrie Jean Melvin, 30. Melvin was with her boyfriend at the time of the shooting, investigators told ABC News station KABC-TV.

The two were apparently walking to get something to eat, when the gunman approached the victim and fired.

Detective John Skaggs told KABC-TV that there is no known shooting motive.

“We’ve interviewed the boyfriend, there’s no indication that they had any idea there were enemies, that she would be targeted, so at this point we just don’t know,” Skaggs said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at 213-382-9470 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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