Woman Fatally Shot in Anaheim Park

A woman was fatally wounded in an Anaheim park Thursday in a shooting that was witnessed by children and others, and a man she knew was taken into custody nearby, police said.

Officers were notified at 2:37 p.m. that a woman had been shot at Peralta Park at 115 N. Pinney Drive, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt. The unidentified woman was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The victim had some kind of relationship with the 49-year-old suspect, but additional details were not immediately available, Wyatt said. The man was detained a few miles from the park in the parking lot for a police substation and a community center, according to the sergeant, who said the suspect wasn't in the process of turning himself in when he was taken into custody.

The relationship between the victim and suspect, whose name was not immediately released, were being investigated and it was "too early to make a determination about motive," Wyatt said.

Crescent Elementary School and Canyon High School were briefly placed under a lockdown, which was subsequently lifted, he said.

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