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Investigation underway after woman found shot to death in El Monte

An investigation is underway after a woman was found shot to death in El Monte on Saturday. 

Police were dispatched to the 3800 block of Penn Mar Avenue, near the I-10 and I-605 Freeways, at around 3:35 a.m. after learning of the shooting, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who were assisting the El Monte Police Department with the investigation. 

A woman in her early 40s was found suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said. 

On Monday, she was identified as 42-year-old Stephanie Najera by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner. 

Investigators are working to determine a motive and suspect in the shooting. 

Anyone with further information is asked to contact LASD's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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