A female suspect is dead after being wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Santa Ana. The shooting happened shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday in an alley on the 800 block of South Townsend Street, according to ABC News.
It was unknown whether the woman was armed, but police said they found a weapon in the alley that was not a police weapon. Witnesses said the woman did not live in the apartment complex and was seen sitting in a garage before the shooting, according to NBC News.
Many residents in the area said they were sleeping when the shooting occurred and believed the gunshots were fireworks. “We didn’t see anything. We were sleeping,” Maria Ponce said in Spanish as she stood on the balcony of her second-story apartment, according to the O.C. Register.
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete, officials said, according to NBC News.