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Woman fatally shot on UC Irvine campus; grad student arrested

September 13, 2009 | 11:27 pm

Uci A 30-year-old woman was fatally shot on the UC Irvine campus Sunday night.

Irvine police Lt. John Hare said a 35-year-old male graduate student was arrested at the scene on suspicion of homicide.

Shortly after 7 p.m., UC Irvine and Irvine police received calls that shots had been fired in the 4200 block of Verano Place. Officers arrived to find the woman on the ground with at least one gunshot wound. 

She was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Hare said it is believed she had a relationship with the suspect, but police had not determined the nature of it. 

The shooting occurred outside the suspect's residence in graduate student housing. Police did not identify the suspect or the victim.

-- Bettina Boxall

Photo: Crime scene investigators from the Irvine Police Department search for clues at the scene of a fatal shooting in the Verano Place student housing complex at UC Irvine.

Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times


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