LOS ANGELES -- Police said today they had issued an all points bulletin for a possible woman suspect in the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
Insp. Peter Hagan said officers still believed only one person was involved in the shooting, but didn't want to overlook any possibility.
The case was not considered closed yet, said Hagan, press liaison officer for Chief Tom Reddin.
The bulletin was issued Wednesday after a Kennedy campaign worker told police that a woman in a polka dot dress ran from the Ambassador Hotel early Wednesday at about the time an assassin fired eight shots at Kennedy.
"We shot him," Miss Sander Serrano said the woman told her.
Police described the woman in their bulletin as a white female, 23 to 27 years old, 5-foot-6, wearing a white voile dress with three-quarter sleeves, and small black polka dots.
Miss Serrano, a 20-year-old Youth for Kennedy worker from nearby Pasadena, explained in a television interview after the shooting that she had gone out on a hotel terrace as Kennedy began his speech claiming victory in Tuesday's California Democratic presidential primary.
"A girl came running down the steps and said, 'We shot him!'" Miss Serrano said. A man allegedly was with the girl.
"Who did you shoot? Who did you shoot?" Miss Serrano said she asked.
"We shot Senator Kennedy," was the answer, she reported.
Miss Serrano said she had seen the pair earlier in the evening with another man, but the latter was not with them when they left the hotel.
Bystanders grabbed Sirhan B. Sirhan, 24, a Jordanian refugee, after the shots were fired at Kennedy and held him until police arrived.