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UPDATE: Husband Freed After Shooting Death of Wife, Officials Say

Johanah Wade, 24, was killed by a single shot early Friday at a Laguna Niguel apartment complex. Her husband was released after questioning and the case remains under investigation.

Sheriff's deputies were investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old woman in Laguna Niguel early Friday.

At 1:25 a.m., the 25-year-old husband of Johanah Wade, a Laguna Niguel dental assistant, called authorities from the Niguel Summit apartment complex in the 30000 block of Pacific Island Drive, said Sheriff's Lt. Joe Balicki.

The husband was questioned and released as investigators try to determine whether the shooting was an accident or murder, said Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. Deputies were executing a search warrant at the home Friday morning.

After the shooting, paramedics rushed Wade to Mission Hospital, where she was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound, officials said.

There was no history of domestic violence calls involving the couple, Amormino said, nor were there any calls from neighbors about any commotion before the shooting.

Char January 19, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Lighten up on Shirley guys....obviously she gets the point. I too thought her comment was strange but we don't have to beat her down.
bbq January 19, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Why were a bunch of comments deleted?
fact checker January 20, 2013 at 04:55 PM
I think Shirley has had enough of this conversation...and I don't blame her. Talk about a tempest in a teapot.
jscapo January 20, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Apparently Shirley's comment has been deleted along with others which makes most of the above comments irrelevant. May as well delete them too!
Happy Camper February 27, 2013 at 03:14 AM
@jscapo, agreed! When comments are constantly being delete, it makes the dialog hard to follow. Just sayin'!

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