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Stray gunfire kills Upland woman

9/19/2010, 5 p.m.

LOS ANGELES - Authorities announced a $50,000 reward for information that helps solve the killing of a 23-year-old Upland woman hit by apparent stray gunfire as she sat in a car in South Los Angeles.

Shaquana Denise Watson was shot about 9 p.m. July 27 in the 5300 block of South Broadway. She died at a hospital.

"She was a passenger in a car that was parked at the curb,'' Los Angeles police Officer Rosario Herrera said. "She was struck by gunfire that came from a passing white van.''

The shots apparently were intended for several men walking on a sidewalk near the parked car, Herrera said.

The Los Angeles City Council approved the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call homicide detectives at (323) 846-6556; or (877) LAPD-24-7.