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Officials: Orange County deputies shoot woman holding gun

Police LIghts (FILE)
Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 11:51:15-04

The Orange County Sheriff's Department says deputies responding to a report of a residential burglary in progress early Wednesday fatally shot a woman holding a gun.

The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. in the community of Lake Forest.

The department says deputies gave numerous commands ordering the woman to drop the gun before the shooting.

The woman was pronounced dead at a hospital. The department says she was in her late 20s but her name was not released.

The department released a photo of a handgun lying on the ground at the scene.