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Young Woman Shot to Death in Laguna Niguel

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (KTLA) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old woman at an apartment complex in Laguna Niguel.

It happened around 1:25 a.m. at the Niguel Summit Apartment Homes in the 30000 block of Pacific Island Drive.laguna-victim

A 25-year-old man called 911 to report that his wife had been shot, according to Orange County sheriff’s officials.

“The subject stated that he had shot his wife,” said Lt. Joel Balicki.

“As far as the cause of why, that’s all under investigation.”

A neighbor said the husband worked in a gun store.

The woman, identified as Johanah Wade, a dental assistant, was transported to Mission Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Wade was shot once in the torso, according to sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.

The husband was questioned by sheriff’s investigators and released.

He is still a “person of interest,” according to Amormino

Amormino said there was no history of domestic violence calls to the residence.