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Woman Shot By LAPD Officers Near Silver Lake Homeless Camp Dies At Hospital

SILVER LAKE — A woman allegedly armed with a pellet gun was shot and killed by Los Angeles Police Department officers at a homeless encampment in the Silver Lake area.

The shooting occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday near Sliver Lake Boulevard and the Temple Street overcrossing, the LAPD reported.

The woman, in her 40s, died at a hospital, police said. Information on her identity was not immediately available.

According to police, officers went to the location, on a report that a woman was “armed with a revolver and pointed it at a passerby.”

“When officers arrived on scene, they encountered the suspect … who produced a handgun and pointed it in the officers’ direction, at which point an officer-involved shooting occurred,” police said in a statement. “A CO2-powered revolver BB/Pellet Gun was recovered at (the) scene.”

No officers were injured. The area where the woman was shot by officers is the site of a large homeless encampment.

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