Man arrested after deadly shooting of female roommate in El Sereno

A man was arrested Wednesday after the deadly shooting of his female roommate in El Sereno, officials said.

Authorities were initially working to determine whether the victim's death was the result of a homicide or an accidental shooting.

The Los Angeles Police Department received a call around 10:25 p.m. about a shooting that occurred in the 5300 block of Hyde Street, located near the intersection of Alhambra and Warwick avenues.

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The victim, described only as a 25-year-old woman, was found on the balcony of an apartment complex with a gunshot wound to her neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators later determined the suspect and the victim were roommates. However, their relationship is unclear. 

LAPD detectives were canvassing the area for witnesses and surveillance footage.

The suspect's name has not been released. 

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