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Woman wounded in police shooting in Orange was reportedly armed

A woman who reportedly had a gun was shot and wounded by police in Orange early Saturday after officers approached her pickup truck that was parked in the middle of an intersection, authorities said.

According to police, the shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. at West Sycamore Avenue and Cedar Street, where the suspect's burgundy Toyota pickup was located.

Officers were responding to a 911 call which indicated there was a female with a gun inside the vehicle. Police opened fire shortly after they spotted the truck, authorities said.

According to police, the woman was taken to a local hospital where she was listed in stable condition with wounds that were not life-threatening. The woman was not identified. No officers were hurt.

The Orange County district attorney’s office is investigating the incident, which is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.

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