WHITTIER, Calif. (KTLA) – Authorities in Southern California are investigating a shooting that led to the alleged abduction of a woman.
According to the Whittier Police Department, officers responded to the parking stalls of a park in the city late Saturday night after a man reported that an armed suspect approached his vehicle — occupied by him and a female passenger — and fired gunshots in their direction.
“The male witness ran from the location and upon his return, discovered blood near his vehicle and [that] his female companion was missing,” the department said.
The missing female was identified as 19-year-old Andrea Vasquez. According to police, she is 5-feet 3-inches tall, weighs 103 pounds, and has brownish-red hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing a black long-sleeve crop top, khaki pants and black low-top Converse shoes.
Vasquez has a tattoo of the name “Edlyn” on the back of her neck, a tattoo of the Aries constellation on top of her right hand and a belly button piercing.
Police urged anyone who was at Penn Park between 11 p.m. on Saturday to 1 a.m. on Sunday to contact the Whittier Police Department on-duty watch commander at 562-567-9255. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the department’s anonymous tip line by calling 562-567-9299.
Whittier is a city of about 85,000 residents that lies east of Los Angeles.