The family of an Australian woman who was shot and killed by police in south Minneapolis says they're trying to understand why it happened.
In a statement released by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the family of Justine Damond say this is a difficult time.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a statement Sunday saying two Minneapolis officers responded to a 911 call for a potential assault at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Exact details weren't released but officials say an officer at some point fired a gun, killing the woman.
Officials say the officers' body cameras weren't turned on and a squad camera didn't capture the shooting.
Damond was 40 years old and worked as a spiritual healer.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she's "heartsick" and "deeply disturbed" by what occurred.
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