Three die in separate incidents

Three unresolved deaths: Man Dies in LAX parking structure; pedestrian struck and killed in Torrance hit-and-run; homeless woman found shot to death in SUV in Long Beach.


LOS ANGELES (CNS)A 70-year-old man has died in a parking structure at Los Angeles International Airport.

Firefighters were sent on a medical distress call at 5:21 p.m., Dec. 25, in the lower level of Parking Garage 1 at 101 World Way, said the Los Angeles Fire Department's Margaret Stewart. 


In a second incident, a Torrance man was killed by a moto-


rist as he crossed the street. The man was reported in "grave condition," according to California Highway Patrol Officer M. Fatela, who investigated at the scene. The crash was first indicated as a hit-and-run, but that was not indic- ated in a subsequent press release. The crash was reported at 8:05 p.m. on the eastbound side of Torrance Boulevard east of Conradi Avenue, according to Officer Fatela.

The preliminary investigation indicated a 36-year-old Torrance woman was driving a 2019 Toyota eastbound on Torrance Boulevard and had just passed the intersection with Conradi Avenue. She was moving at 35 mph in lane one. That is when Kobayashi was walking from the north edge of Torrance Boulevard to cross to the south edge and was struck by the Toyota, Fabela said. The investigation into the crash continues.


Meanwhile, in a third incident, a woman was found shot to death in what police said was an "SUV type vehicle" parked on a street in Long Beach was homeless, authorities said Monday. The coroner's office identified her as 34-year-old Guadalupe Ruiz.

Officers were dispatched a little after 7:20 a.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of West 16th Street to assist the Long Beach Fire Department with a "gunshot victim" call, the Long Beach Police Department reported. Officers located the woman, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body, seated inside the front area of the vehicle, police said. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately known. Long Beach police homicide detectives urged anyone with information regarding the shooting to call them at 562-570-7244 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

City News Service.