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No body cameras on when Minneapolis police shot and killed woman Featured

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The woman is the person who called 911.

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota authorities say a woman is dead after an officer-involved shooting in southern Minneapolis. 

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a statement Sunday saying two Minneapolis officers responded to a 911 call for a potential assault late Saturday. Exact details haven't been released, but officials say an officer at some point fired a gun, killing the woman. 

The 40-year-old woman who was killed is the person who called 911, friends and relatives told the Star Tribune. They also said she was from Australia.

Officials say the officers' body cameras weren't turned on and a squad camera didn't capture the incident. 

Authorities haven't identified the woman, but  

Zach Damond, whose father was engaged to the woman, says she heard noise in an alley and called police. A family friend says the woman worked as a spiritual healer. 

Mayor Betsy Hodges says she's "heartsick" and "deeply disturbed" by what occurred. 

“There are still many questions about what took place," Hodges told the Star Tribune. "And, while the investigation is still in its early stages, I am asking the BCA to release as much information, as quickly as they are able to."

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