64-year-old Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was shot at least five times in the chest late last night and died. Her body was found in her car, which had crashed into a lightpost in Beverly Hills.
The LA Times has the rather gory details of a neighbor discovering her body:
Nahid Shekarchian, a 33-year Beverly Hills resident of the neighborhood who lives just south of the house where Chasen’s car crashed, told The Times that sometime after midnight she heard gunshots — “boom-boom-boom” — and opened the curtain of her upstairs bedroom.
She told her daughter-in-law to call 911 and went outside to see what had happened. Shekarchian said the woman in the car was bleeding profusely from her nose and had blood on her chest. She added that the window on the passenger side of the front seat had been shattered.
Another neighbor walked to the car window and asked: “Can I help you?” Shekarchian said the driver “was breathing very heavily” and did not respond.
Chasen had attended the premiere of the Cher movie “Burlesque”at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre as well as an after-party at the W in Hollywood. The photo above is the last known photo taken of Chasen, via Radar Online.
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