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NATOMAS, Calif. -- A woman mistaken for an intruder was tragically shot and killed by her boyfriend inside a home on the 200 block of Battle Creek Circle in Natomas Monday morning.

According to Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman Michelle Gigante, the woman went into the dark bedroom around 5:30 a.m. where her boyfriend was sleeping. The man awoke to see the silhouette of a person in his room, mistook it for an intruder, grabbed a gun and shot the woman.

When the man realized what had happened, he called 911 and informed them of the shooting, said Gigante.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and transported the woman to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly before 7:30 a.m.

Sacramento police withheld the identities of the man and woman.



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