Pregnant Woman Fatally Stabbed in Venice

The scene of the crime
The scene of the crime

A woman who was reported to be three months pregnant was fatally stabbed on a bustling street in Venice last night.

The attack by two women and a man followed a fight, apparently in the street, on Windward Avenue, the epicenter of Venice's tourist scene, according to police. Officers were called to Windward and Pacific Avenue at 9:30 p.m., authorities said.

"When officers arrived, they located a ... woman, bleeding and unresponsive, suffering from stab wounds," according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement.

NBC Los Angeles reported that the victim was three months pregnant. TV news footage from the scene exposed the side of a car parked on Windward, its white paint smudged with blood. Police identified the victim as Jasmine Preciado. Coroner's officials say she's a 22-year-old from Inglewood.

Paramedics tried to revive her at the scene, police said, but she later died at a hospital. Police have not yet released any information on a motive.

The suspects fled east on Windward in a dark SUV, cops said. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call detectives at (213) 382-9470.

-With reporting from City News Service


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