A woman in her 40s from the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood in South L.A. was hospitalized after being shot while sleeping in her own bedroom.
The shooting took place in the 6100 block of South Hoover Street. The victim was woken up by the sound of gunfire coming through her window. To her shock, she realized she had been shot in the arm.
The victim was taken to the hospital. Luckily, she was in a stable condition. According to video obtained from a nearby store, a man was walking toward the residence about the time when the shooting happened, and then, he was seen running away less than a minute later.
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It has not been confirmed whether the man was a suspect. Investigators think the woman was a target of the crime and that the shooting was not linked to any gangs.
The shooter has not been arrested yet. His description was not given by police. Authorities are now in the search for any additional videos that could help them to identify the shooter.
Recently, another crime occurred in the same neighborhood when a woman was struck and killed while crossing a street.
What to do if someone around you is shot
Surviving a gunshot mainly comes down to look. You can be shot multiple times at once and survive, like 50 Cent, or you can be shot ones and bleed to death. It all depends on where the bullet travels. Still, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of survival or help someone else to survive.
The first thing you should do is to call 911. After that, you need to find a way to stop the bleeding, as the blood loss is the main cause of death in instances like that. Check the body for swelling, discoloration, and other signs of hemorrhaging. Then, apply manual pressure on the wound or by placing a tourniquet high and tight on the limb at the wound’s location.
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If you or someone was shot in the chest cavity and there is an open bullet wound, make sure to plug the hole and seal it completely. At this point, all is left is to wait for emergency personnel to arrive quickly.
This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.