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Williams Family (Except Serena) En Route To LA To Identify Yetunde's Body

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The AP is reporting this. Serena is in Tornoto filming an episode of Street Time and it isn't know if she is filying to LA today, but I assume that she is.
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Here's the latest from the LA Times.

The oldest sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams was fatally shot early today following a dispute on a Compton street, authorities said.

Yetunde Price, 31, of Corona, was shot shortly after midnight in the 1100 block of East Greenleaf Boulevard, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

As of midday today, SWAT officers entered the house where they believed as many two suspects were barricaded, but the suspects apparently had fled.

The shooting occurred as Price and a male companion were driving in a white SUV and became involved in an altercation that lead to gunfire, sheriff's officials said.

Price was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead about 12:15 a.m., a law enforcement source said.

The Williams sisters are en-route to Los Angeles. Neither sister participated in the recent U.S. Open because of injuries. The two had met in the Wimbledon Finals with Serena winning the title.

Venus was in New York for two days of personal appearances when she received word of her sister's death. Serena had been filming a cable television series in Toronto. Although the sisters were raised in Compton, Serena and Venus have lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, since the early 1990s. More recently, Serena has been spending time in Los Angeles to develop her acting career.
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There's a strong "the show must go on" ethic in the entertainment industry.
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