Woman dead after officer-involved shooting in Minneapolis

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Damond, in her pajamas, went to the driver's side door and was talking to the driver.

Police arrived in a squad vehicle and the officer seated in the passenger seat shot Damond through the driver's side window, sources familiar with the incident said, the media outlet reported.

According to the Star Tribune, her family said she had called emergency services after hearing "a sound" in the alley near her home late on Saturday night.

"I'm so done with all this violence, it's so much bulls-t".

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges released a statement on Facebook, saying that she "heartsick and deeply disturbed" by the incident, vowing to share as more information concerning the circumstances of the incident as soon it will be available.

"Her interest in supporting people to heal and transform themselves developed after she saw family members suffer greatly from depression, alcoholism and cancer", her website said.

"There are questions like, 'why weren't their body camera's on?"

"The BCA's investigation is in its very early stages", the agency said in a statement Sunday. She taught yoga and meditation in the community.

According to the BCA, two Minneapolis police officers were responding to an assault report at the time. "It doesn't seem like she'd be the kind of person to get shot in an alley", Birkholz said.

Neighbors say the woman who was killed was a "spiritual healer" who led meditation sessions with dozens of others in Minneapolis.

Investigators are seeking video of the incident.

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"Due to our privacy obligations we will not provide further information", the DFAT statement said.

"Basically my mum's dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don't know", he said.

The Lake Harriet Spiritual Community in Minneapolis, where expressed their sadness at the "tragic" death.

Although footage of the shooting is not available, since the officers involved in the incident didn't turn them on, three sources with knowledge of the incident told the Tribune a squad vehicle pulled into the neighborhood and shot Damond, "in her pajamas".

"I guess she thought that something bad was happening and, next thing I know, they take my best friends life".

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy and officialy release the victim's identity.

Nearly 200 people gathered near the scene of the shooting for an evening vigil paying tribute to the dead woman.

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed the news this morning.

Ms Damond is believed to have been living in the United States for at least the past three years.

In St. Paul Sunday night, more than 50 people rallied on Grand Avenue and Dale Street to protest the 2016 fatal police shooting of Philando Castile.

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