WEST COVINA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities in Southern California say a woman was in the middle of making a 911 call when she was shot to death.
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s office says the woman was telling a 911 dispatcher that someone was trying to break into her home in the upscale West Covina neighborhood. The pleas for help were interrupted by gunshots, then followed by silence.
Deputies arrived at the house a few minutes later and found the woman had been shot several times. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
Sheriff’s Lieutenant Dan Rosenberg says investigators believe “it was a burglary gone awry.” He says witnesses reported seeing one or more men running from the house. Investigators conducted yard-to-yard searches using bloodhounds, but no arrests have been made.
Too bad she lived in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia.