Law enforcement officials were investigating several killings in Los Angeles County on Saturday, including those of two men slain in separate shootings in South L.A. and a woman stabbed to death in West Hills.
The stabbing took place in the 7100 block of Deveron Ridge Road around 7:30 a.m., Los Angeles police said. Officer Rosario Herrera said the woman was stabbed multiple times by a man and died at the scene.
A coroner's official identified the victim as Michelle Kane, 43. The suspect was not immediately identified.
The victim, about 40 years old, was shot once by another man and died at a hospital, Herrera said. She said she did not know whether detectives had identified a suspect. The victim's identity was not immediately released.
Just after 3 p.m., sheriff's homicide detectives were called to the 11100 block of South Vermont Avenue to investigate a shooting.
A man had been shot multiple times in the torso, according to a department news release. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the release said. It said there was no information about a possible suspect.
Also, a shooting around 3:20 p.m. in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood left a man in critical condition, Los Angeles police said. Herrera said the victim, who was shot in the 3300 block of North Broadway, is believed to be in his late 20s.