Authorities today sought public help to solve the killing of a woman gunned down in South Los Angeles.

Mayela Garcia, 41, was shot about 10 p.m. Wednesday as she walked out of
the Coin Laundry Lavandezia in the 6000 block of South Vermont Avenue to
empty some trash, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. She died at a

The suspect, described only as male, walked up to her and shot her in
the head, then took off, police said.

Anyone knowing more about the case was urged to call police at (213) 485-
1383, or (877) LAPD-24-7.