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July 17, 2017 08:37 AM

Australian Woman Killed In Minneapolis Police Shooting

Minneapolis

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. © 2017 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
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