Crime & Justice

Police seek shooter in drive-by killing of 18-year-old girl in South LA

Detectives today sought whoever fatally shot an 18-year-old girl in a weekend drive-by attack in South Los Angeles.

The shooting at 943 W. 68th St. occurred about 10:10 p.m. Saturday, according to Los Angeles police Lt. J. McAlpine.

Kendall Williams was standing on the sidewalk in front of an apartment building with a group of friends when she and a 22-year-old man were shot, McAlpine said.

Police said a black 1998 four-door Nissan Maxima with tinted windows stopped where the group had gathered, and a passenger in the front seat fired several times, striking Williams and her friend.

Police officers happened to witness the shooting and followed the Maxima west on 66th Street to Kansas Street, where the occupants abandoned the car and some weapons and got away on foot.

Williams died after surgery early Sunday at California Hospital Medical Center. The man, whose name was not released, was treated for a leg wound and he was expected to survive.

Detectives at the LAPD's 77th Street Station urged anyone with information about the killing to call them at (213) 485-1383.