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Woman shot to death in Costa Mesa

July 9, 2012 |  8:31 am

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

A woman was shot and killed Sunday night in Costa Mesa, just as police arrived on scene, authorities said.

A man was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, which is being investigated as a homicide.

After receiving a call about a domestic dispute, officers arrived the 2900 block of Redwood Avenue at 10:24 p.m. and witnesses told them an armed man was inside the house, according to a Costa Mesa Police Department news release.

"As officers arrived at that residence, a single gunshot was heard inside the house," the release states. "Officers immediately entered the residence in attempt to preserve life. They found a female victim who had sustained gunshot wounds to her chest. Additionally, a male believed to be the suspect was also located in the residence and taken into custody without incident."

The victim was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana and pronounced dead. Her identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The suspected shooter's name was not released.


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